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Kielbasa and Sauerkraut with spoon in a pot.
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Crockpot Kielbasa and Sauerkraut

Crockpot Kielbasa and Sauerkraut is a tart and tangy meal with a sweet side. Kielbasa and Sauerkraut are a match made in heaven. Add a few extra ingredients like brown sugar, beer and apples and you get a deep, flavorful meat that is simple to make any day of the week!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: German
Keyword: crock pot kielbasa casserole, kielbasa, kielbasa and sauerkraut, slow cooker sauerkraut
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 888kcal
Author: Allison Treadwell


  • 2-3 pounds kielbasa or sausage cut into coin-sized pieces
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 32 ounces sauerkraut
  • 1 honey crisp apple or other sweet apple peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 1 cup beer or water use gluten free beer to keep gluten free
  • 2-4 tablespoons brown sugar


  • Heat oil on stove and cook onions and garlic on stove until soft.
  • Add the sauerkraut, apple, onion and garlic mixture, and caraway seeds to the slow cooker crock. Stir.
  • Mix beer/water and brown sugar together in separate bowl. Pour over the sauerkraut mixture. Stir ingredients together.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 4-6 hours.


Calories: 888kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 3497mg | Potassium: 1120mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 7mg