Friday, March 6, 2009

Childhood Favorite - Sausage and Sauerkraut

With a few minor tweaks, I grew up on this quick, cheap and oh-so-easy meal! When I first met my husband I didn't cook (he joked that I could burn water) but I could actually make this! Growing up my grandmother sliced the sausage into sections about 2-3 inches thick and then sliced them down the middle. She threw all the ingredients into the pan and heated them together without browning. Still supremely delicious, but my version fits my family a little better.

Sausage and Sauerkraut

1 pkg smoked sausage or kielbasa (14 oz)
1 can sauerkraut, drained (14.5 oz)
1 tbsp brown sugar (or to taste)

Slice sausage into rings (or as desired) and brown in a large skillet. Add sauerkraut and sprinkle brown sugar over the top. Stir to incorporate brown sugar and heat through. Serve plain or with ketchup.

For my family of three, this is a perfect meal in itself. I peel the skin off of of a few "hot dogs" for my toddler and my husband and I eat the rest. Yum!

Also, check out this week's Price Chopper ad; Farmland sausage is buy one get one free!

Yeild: In reality, probably 4 (in my house, 2.5)!

Source: Me! (and my grandmother)


  1. Oh that looks so good! My MIL makes her own sauerkraut and my FIL makes deer bologna. When I married my husband, I put both of these ingredients together and we eat a meal similar to yours. My mom liked to cook german sausage - the real strong stuff - with sauerkraut and I loved it as a kid. :)

  2. It is SO yummy! One of my favorites from my childhood; I've since gotten my husband hooked on it and we're working on our daughter! :) My grandma tells stories of how her dad drank sauerkraut juice when she was a kid (UGH! Don't think I could quite go that far)! :) Thanks for stopping by!