German Style Kielbasa
A one pan stovetop recipe made with apples, sausage and sauerkraut that is quick and easy to prepare.
A one pan stovetop recipe made with apples, sausage and sauerkraut that is quick and easy to prepare.
This dish is delicious! I followed other’s recommendations and used only 4 apples and it tasted great! The sauerkraut is tart and the apples sweet – so it is almost similar to a sweet-n-sour flavor. I thought it would be good – because I like all the ingredients – but it was really delicious. Great blends of flavor!Read More
Keilbasa is one of my favorite foods, but sadly I found this recipe to be only "so-so"...this may be because I added too much brown sugar? A visiting friend who doesn't care for keilbasa absolutely LOVED it however. It was very sweet, but didn't have much going on besides that. I feel like it needed some kind of bite, maybe a diced onion or pepper? I think I'm going to play with the recipe and try again.Read More
This dish is delicious! I followed other’s recommendations and used only 4 apples and it tasted great! The sauerkraut is tart and the apples sweet – so it is almost similar to a sweet-n-sour flavor. I thought it would be good – because I like all the ingredients – but it was really delicious. Great blends of flavor!
I cut this recipe in half and only used one package of kielbasa. However I first sauteed a sliced onion and only one apple. Then I added a 10oz can of sauerkraut the kielbasa and an 1/8 cup of brown sugar. This is a pretty good recipe and I would definitely make it again but next time I would cut the kielbasa to fit into a bun and added the sauerkraut mixture to it. Thanks!
I just made this for my German wife on Valentine's day and it was really good! I used Empire apples. The apples seemed to take the tartness away from the sourkraut. Easy to make.
Keilbasa is one of my favorite foods, but sadly I found this recipe to be only "so-so"...this may be because I added too much brown sugar? A visiting friend who doesn't care for keilbasa absolutely LOVED it however. It was very sweet, but didn't have much going on besides that. I feel like it needed some kind of bite, maybe a diced onion or pepper? I think I'm going to play with the recipe and try again.
Tastes just like my mom's! I used our homemade applesauce instead of apples. It was wonderful! Even the kids loved it! We served it over noodles, like my mom always did. Thank you!
I made a few changes... sauteed an onion and two stalks of celery with two large apples, and added two cloves of garlic and a handful of raisins. Cooked all until they were soft. Added the sauerkraut and sausage, three TBL of brown sugar, and a dash of nutmeg. Two thumbs up!
This was delicious with a little tweaking. Like others I added one onion, two large cloves garlic and generous amount of caraway seed. I also only used 4 apples. Yummy!
This was a hit at an Octoberfest party! I used 3 apples and added caraway seed. Very good!
I agree with the other reviewers that this is a wonderful base recipe. I followed the other reviewers advice and sauted up one diced vidalia onion and five garlic cloves in butter. I then added them to the sauerkraut along with some raisins, fennel seeds (I didn't have carraway on hand), ground nutmeg, pepper, diced apples (I only used three) and white wine instead of beer. I fried up both sides of the sliced kielbasa before adding it to the sauerkraut mixture. I also seared chunks of pork in the extra sauerkraut juices and added them. I served it with grainy Djion mustard and it was definitely a hit with my husband and baby daughter.
This was very good and easy to make also easy clean up. I only had 3 apples on hand but turned out for the better because that was my husbands least favorite part.
Delicious mix of apples and onions with yummy sausage. Served with potato and cheese perogis to complete the meal!
Made it last night, along with several other authentic German dishes, and it was very good. Super easy to maintain while multi-cooking. The apples set it off! The ONLY thing I may change is cooking the Kielbasa separately just for a few minutes to ensure they are fully cooked, then adding them to the goodness to soak in all that flavor. Very nice.
Delicous, made for husband and he thought it was wonderful, next time wants it served in a roll.
....my husband LOVES it and so did my 15 year old daughter and her friends which was shocking cause she is VERY picky.... will be making this again soon for them....will also be including it in our "oktoberfest" dinner... it was easy and very flavorful...I am personally not a huge sauerkraut fan so mixed mine with Kaes-Spaetzle and i think that the flavors worked well for me... thanks!
This was very good. After 4 apples I quit peeling. I thought that was more than enough and it was. This is a very easy meal. The apples help alot in cutting down the sourness of sauerkraut if you're not a fan of it. Will do this again.
Very good. Taste like my fathers back home. Thanks.
I'm not a big german food fan to start with so perhapes that is why I didn't like this. But I alloweed my son to eat apples and peanut butter instead and my hubby who will eat anything didn't eat much at all. In short it had a weird sharp taste that was completely not good to me. I like saurkrat and turkey sausage just fine but I did not like the apples or the sugar in it at all. Sorry.
Very easy and simple recipe to make. I made this for an Oktoberfest gathering and people really liked it. No leftovers! I used 4 apples instead of the 6 and I would recommend that 2 1/2 - 3lbs of sausage is used instead of the 2 lbs that the recipe calls for.
Excellant! Very easy too, I love the sauce and we put it over fine noodles
Nice simple recipe. Made two modifications. Reduced the amount of brown sugar and added a can of northern beans.
I used bratwurst and most of the recommendations from in the top review by JSho. I would make this again, as it's been my favorite way to eat bratwurst thus far. Thanks for the recipe!
Mmm Mmm Good! What a great treat on a cold day. I was a little hesitant at first but it turned out to be fantastic. My very picky family devoured it within minutes. Thanks for a great meal!
I loved this recipe. The sweet with the sour was delicious.
I used three large apples and two packages of sauerkraut. This was wonderful!
Surprisingly good mix of flavors. A little on the sweet side so next time I might reduce the sugar but I will probably make this again! My fiance also really liked it and he doesn't usually like sweeter dishes.
Pretty good but I'm not sure about adding the 6 apples, I think three would be fine. We liked it but it is a little bland for me, my boyfriend thought it was too sweet. The good news is that it's a really inexpensive meal, that's what I really like.
my husband LOVED this!! he inhaled it. i myself have never really liked sauerkraut - or anything pickled. and this didn't make me fall in love with it. but i give it 5 stars based on my husband's word.
I was looking for something like a comfort food for the winter and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. After reading some of the other reviews, I improvised and put in a lot of additional stuff but the kitchen sink, including ground mustard, celery seed, caraway seeds, some cut up carrots, potatoes, apple cider vinegar & homemade raspberry vinegar. I didn't have any apples so I used homemade applesauce. Seasoned to taste with seasoned salt & pepper, and turned out to be what I wanted.
I just served this with some rolls but it was hard for me to eat sauerkraut outside of a sandwich. I would suggest serving it open face on a slice of rye with some melted swiss would be fantastic.
Good and very adaptable. I followed the recipe and then put it in the crockpot for a party we were having later. It was great, and reheated in a frying pan very well too!
I have been making kielbasa with sauteed apples and onions for years so when i saw this recipe, i was excited to try it. I'm sure it's just personal taste but i found the combination of sauerkraut and apples to taste a little weird. My husband liked it more than i did but i will go back to making our kielbasa with apples and onions.
I used granny smith apples for this and I didn't care for it at all. Maybe I used the wrong apples?
I like sauerkraut and kielbasa and the sourness , but when I make it next time I will not put the brown sugar in or less and I used 3 apples maybe 2 instead. Family ate but no rave reviews and but not bad for a quick meal.
This was really good! I only had 2 small apples so I used about a Cup of apple juice with it.Had a sweet and sour taste to the sauerkraut. Yummy! I will make this again.
Not a favorite. Just not my thing. Didn't care for the sweet flavor in the sauerkraut. Wasn't sure what to eat it with (sandwich?, potatoes?). Thanks anyway.
i found it kind of bland. the apples didn't really add anything special to it and i really didn't taste the brown sugar. my husband and i thought it was just ok. my 5 year old daughter thought it was great and had seconds.
Wow, what a wonderful and easy surprise. Perfect CHEAP working late and need to whip up dinner meal. The longest thing is the peeling/chopping of the apples. The flavor is so sweet and tart (we used 3 granny smith and 1 honeycrisp apple). My kids (age 9 and 4) ate it w/o complaints, and my husband and I loved it. Great success. Did the 4 apples, added some garlic (not necessary) and added caraway seeds. I was cautious with the caraway (maybe 1/2 tsp) but will definitely add more next time. Kudos to the chef!
This is a really good one-pan recipe that I grew up on. In our family, we add cubes of potato and onion as well (sometimes skipping the apple), and a splash of apple cider vinegar, and the sauerkraut is always the "Bavarian-style" with caraway seeds.
I have to say I was skeptical of my boyfriend and the apples but he loves kielbasa and surkraut and guess what?..he loved it!.. I did add sauteed onion and caraway seed, also salt and pepper to taste. Very good! will have to play with this one again and do
Really good! I made it exactly as the recipe specified for a big group of guys, and everyone loved it and went back for seconds!
I made this when my son,his girlfriend and my grand-son came over. I did not change a thing. They all thought it was great. I also made fried potatoes for a side. It came out so good.
My husband and I loved this dish. Great comfort food. Food I grew up on! I loved the apples in it. I didn't add the brown sugar. But I did add about a teaspoon of granulated sugar just to cut the sourness a tad. Thanks for a great recipe.
made approximately 1/2 and added onion and garlic. Put it on mashed potatoes. I will definitely make yhis again
As far as the ingredients go, I made this recipe as written. As far as directions go, I changed up a step. Crispy browned kielbasa is a must for us so I started with that first. After all the fat had rendered out and it was crispy on all sides, I removed it to a plate. I continued on with the recipe as written and then added the kielbasa back in the end until heated through. This was a simple recipe and I liked that it only dirtied up one pan but I do agree with others that the apples and brown sugar both need cut back.
This is actually better than expected. Family loved it. I splashed a little amber ale as recommended by others. Sweet and sour dish. Served with homemade bread. Delicious. It’s very sweet so next time I’ll cut back on sugar by half. The apples add natural sweetness. Overall five star for creative recipe. Will do again.
My husband who does not like kielbasa loved this!
I used the quantities and ingredients for a half-batch. The end flavor very much depends on the quality of your sauerkraut. We liked it, but not as much as our recipe that sits all day in the slow cooker doused with 12 ounces of dry hard cider. But for a meal that's on the table half an hour from walking into the kitchen, it's pretty good. If you like it tart, make sure to start with a very tart sauerkraut. Oh, and I browned the sliced kielbasa in a cast-iron skillet before adding it to this dish, we always like the half-carmelized version of sausage. Served it over mashed potatoes.
first time making Kielbasa my husband liked it and so did I easy to make next time I'd use less apples and Dark brown sugar not light
Perfect. Simple! I rinsed the krat then added 1/2 cup water to simmer it in the pot, sprinkled nutmeg on it too.
I made a half recipe which was plenty for my family. I used 1 Granny Smith & 1 Honey crisp apple. I cooked it longer, too, probably 25 minutes. We really enjoyed this recipe and expect to make it again. I was surprised to discover that sauerkraut is not fermented.
My husband and I are not huge sauerkraut fans, however we celebrate German Christmas in Canada and thought I would add this to our menu to try a new variation. Well, no matter how well you disguise it, sauerkraut still has a pungent taste if you're not a huge fan of it. Gave it four stars because although we didn't like the taste, it turned out really well.
It was just as good halved. My husband even liked it! His only complaint was that there wasn't enough meat. I should have put more on his plate.
Were traditional Hungarian folk, and this was great! Will cook again!
WE LOVED IT. I did only use 4 apples, we had Sourdough bread, Brussels Sprouts, and Mashed Potatoes on the side
This could not have came together any quicker and we really liked it! I did cut back on the apples and was glad I did because that would've been too much for us. This was really nice for something different and something I would make again! Thanks for sharing ??