Sauerkraut and Kielbasa – A Midwest Classic

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Ok, this recipe is near and dear to my heart. This right here, is classic Midwest. You probably won’t find it in a restaurant anywhere around here, but it’s what we’re eating. And everyone swears by a certain way of making it. My mom only uses SilverFleece sauerkraut. Every time you ask about the recipe, that's the one thing she hammers home. SilverFleece. I hear most people swearing by the kielbasa you get at the North Market in Columbus or at the West side market in Cleveland, but anything you can find at the supermarket will work.

The recipe is extremely easy, hope you enjoy.

Sauerkraut and Kielbasa

Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Polish
Keyword: My Family
Servings: 6
Calories: 305kcal
Author: SatMorning21


  • 1/3 Cup Onion
  • 43.5 oz Silver fleece sauerkraut Three 14.5 oz. cans
  • 2 13 oz Kielbasa Two 13 oz. packs. Cut into 3 inch sections
  • 1 TB Brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup Chicken broth
  • 1 TB Oil
  • 1/2 T Pepper


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add oil to heavy bottom pan (like a Dutch oven) over medium heat.
  • Add the dice onion and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add pork chops and cook on each side for 3 minutes each.
  • Add the sauerkraut and kielbasa segments.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of brown sugar and chicken broth.
  • Cover and bake in the oven for 2 hours.
  • Done! Again this one is easy, all you need is time.
  • The perfect side for this dish, my opinion (based on what we had growing up) would be mashed potatoes and baked beans. And yes mom, I remembered SilverFleece.


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 2088mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 4mg


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