Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Recipe

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Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Recipe: Skillet cooking is the ideal method for preparing kielbasa and sauerkraut. Why? Since it’s quick and simple! Easy to make using caramelized onion, kielbasa, sauerkraut, and a dash of cider, this comfort food is flavorful and delicious and only requires one dirty dish.

 

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Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Recipe

 

Grilled Kielbasa with Sauerkraut and Onions

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INGREDIENTS

 

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  • 2 kielbasa* (12 to 16 ounces each), cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, divided

 

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup hard cider

 

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  • One 28ounce or 32-ounce jar of sauerkraut, drained and rinsed with cold water. Squeeze out excess moisture.
  • Optional: chopped fresh dill or parsley for garnish

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

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  • Heat a tablespoon of butter in a 12-inch (or slightly bigger) skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat.

 

  • Add the slices of kielbasa. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until the slices are beautifully browned. Reduce the heat to medium if the sausage begins to brown too much.

 

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  • After removing the sausage from the skillet, set it aside.

 

  • Pour in the last tablespoon of butter. Include the onion. Saute the onion for around ten minutes, or until it is tender and well colored. Cook the onion over medium heat for the first five minutes, then reduce the heat to low so the onion may caramelize without burning.

 

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  • Increase the temperature to medium-high and pour in the cider. Simmer for two minutes.

 

  • Include the sauerkraut. Add the onion and sauerkraut and mix thoroughly. Simmer for around five minutes.

 

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  • Reintroduce the kielbasa to the skillet. Cook, tossing frequently, for a few more minutes to reheat the sausage.

 

  • Garnish with fresh herbs and serve right now.

 

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NOTES

 

  • Regular apple cider can be substituted for the hard cider. Or you can skip this ingredient completely.
  • Rinsing the sauerkraut in cold water is optional, but it mellows the sour flavor

 

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NUTRITION 

% DAILY VALUE
  • Calories Per Serving: 397
  • 37% Total Fat: 28.8g
  • 36% Cholesterol, 107.4mg
  • 125% Sodium: 2869.8mg
  • 6% Total Carbohydrate: 16.4g
  • 21% Dietary Fiber, 5.8g
  • Sugars 5g
  • 40% protein, 19.9g
  • 55% Vitamin C: 49.2mg
  • 25% Iron 4.4mg

 

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FAQs AND QUESTIONs

 

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STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

 

  • Step 1: Saute sliced kielbasa. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

 

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  • Step 2: Saute the onion in butter.

 

  • Step 3: Add hard cider and simmer rapidly for 2 minutes.

 

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  • Step 4: Drain the jar of sauerkraut. If you’d like to mellow the sour flavor, rinse it in cold water, then squeeze out excess moisture.

 

  • Step 5: Mix the sauerkraut into the skillet. Saute for a few minutes to cook off the moisture.

 

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  • Step 6: Add the kielbasa back to the skillet. Cook 5 minutes more to reheat the sausage. Done!

 

VARIATIONS

 

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There are several different ingredients you can add to change the flavor of this dish.

 

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  • Sauté thinly sliced apple with the onions
  • Sauté grated carrot with the onion

 

  • Add caraway seeds
  • Add poppy seeds

 

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  • Add red pepper flakes for spice
  • Melt Swiss cheese over the top of the dish before serving

STORAGE

  • For three to five days, this meal keeps well in the refrigerator. It tastes finest warm from the oven. Use a microwave or reheat food gently in a skillet over the stove.

 

 

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