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Slow Cooker Kielbasa Sauerkraut & Apples #Food of the World Linky Party


Slow Cooker Kielbasa Sauerkraut & Apples: Simple Living and Eating

Welcome to Poland fellow food travelers. I have never made a Polish dish before. The only food Polish that I knew of was Kielbasa. I also knew that Poland produces the most apples in Europe, so I decided to include apples in my recipe. Sauerkraut seemed like a natural accompaniment to Kelbasa, and potatoes are very often part of an Eastern European dish. I threw this all intp a crockpot, and the result was very pleasing to my husband and son who are great fans of kielbasa.

Can't wait to see what recipes from Poland you have to share with us today.

Slowcooker Kielbasa Sauerkraut & Apples: Simple Living and Eating

Slow Cooker Kielbasa Sauerkraut & Apples

by Diane Balch


1 to 1.5 pounds of Kielbasa sliced
1 pound of Sauerkraut drained
3 apples peeled and chopped large
6 potatoes chopped
1/2 cup apple cider
1/2 cup of beef broth
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
2 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of dried mustard
salt and pepper to taste


1) Put potatoes in crockpot first, followed by kielbasa, then sauerkraut. Top with apples.

2) Whisk together: apple cider, beef broth, cayenne, sugar, mustard, and salt and pepper. Pour this mixture over the ingredients in the crockpot.

3) Cook on low for 6 -8 hours or on high for 4 - 6 hours. Done when potatoes are tender and kielbasa is cooked through.

Serve with crusty bread, black or rye go very well. 

Next month we will be traveling very far away to Malaysia. This peninsula country is located in Southeast Asia. It borders on Thailand and Singapore, both countries influence it's cuisine. 

Nutmeg the spice of Thanksgiving and Autumn is widely used in their cooking. Malaysian cooking uses seafood, beef, coconut milk, curries with lots of rice and noodles. It may be hard to narrow down a recipe for next month. Looking forward to our next rendezvous.

November 5th Malaysia

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  1. Good Morning Diane,
    Looks like you and I are using our slow cookers, it all looks so good! This is a fun party to get ready for I am enjoying it!
    Thanks for hosting and have a fun day.
    Miz Helen

    1. Me too... glad you like doing this. I really am stretching myself. I never cooked anything Polish before.

  2. Diane, this looks great! I'm being hesitant on using sauerkraut, I've never cared much for it. I'm working on my recipe today - things have finally slowed down a little here. Hoping to hop around a little later today to the other links.

    1. Great I look forward to your recipe. I wouldn't make this recipe unless you love sauerkraut. The flavor is very strange.

  3. Definitely a sausage household and, when I can find it, I love a good kielbasa. What a delicious dish!

    1. Thanks MJ,
      My husband and son are mad about kielbasa so this went over really well in our house. Easy to make too.

  4. I love learning about all the new international dishes. Thanks for hosting Food of the world! xx


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