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Sauerkraut and Polish Kielbasa

Recipe Information
Authentic sauerkraut, potatoes, kielbasa dish that is so good, you can't stop eating it!

S. Chokel


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) canola or olive oil
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) red wine
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 2 lbs (.9 kg). sauerkraut
  • 2 lbs (.9 kg). potatoes
  • 1 lb (.5 kg). kielbasa, in chunks
  • 1/2 lb (.2 kg). ham pieces
  • 4 whole cloves
  • Saute chopped onion and garlic in oil.
  • Rinse sauerkraut and add to onions.
  • Saute for at least 15 minutes.
  • Add bay leaf and cloves.
  • Peel potatoes, wash and cut each into 4 pieces.
  • Cook in hot water until almost done.
  • Add to the sauerkraut.
  • Add kielbasa and ham and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove potatoes, kielbasa and ham to a plate, cover to keep warm.
  • To the sauerkraut, add the red wine, mix and cook 2 more minutes.
This is a recipe given to me by a woman who was from Chicago and said this recipe was famous and was a neighborhood favorite when she grew up in the 30's and 40's.