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Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Sauerkraut

I love slow cookers. They’re a life saver for me. I can throw everything into the pot with almost no prep work at all and come home to a delicious, hot meal. This dish is great. It’s easy, doesn’t have too many ingredients, and it is good. The kielbasa gets cooked down to a melt-in-your mouth texture and the beer, honey dijon mustard, and sauerkraut flavors come together beautifully.

Slow cooker kielbasa and sauerkraut

Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Sauerkraut

2 pounds kielbasa
2 small onions, sliced
1 small apple, chopped
2 14-ounce cans sauerkraut, drained
1 12 fluid ounces can or bottle of beer (I used Sam Adams)
1/4 cupĀ  honey Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon caraway seeds

  1. Brown the kielbasa in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Transfer browned kielbasa into slow cooker.
  2. Saute onions in the skillet until browned and transfer into the slow cooker.
  3. Add the apple, sauerkraut, beer, mustard, and caraway seeds into the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours until meat is tender.