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crock pot kielbasa and sauerkraut
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5-Ingredient Crock Pot Kielbasa and Sauerkraut

Deliciously easy and absolutely yummy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 6 to 8
Author: SlowCookerKitchen.com


  • 1 or 2 packages of kielbasa sausage depending on how much meat you want
  • 2- pound bag sauerkraut
  • 1 medium onion sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons honey or brown sugar optional
  • 1 tablespoon butter

If You're Making "Fake Out" Ruebens

  • Spicy brown mustard
  • Swiss cheese slices
  • Rye bread


  • Butter the crockpot insert
  • Slice the kielbasa into chunks the size to fit your bread if you intend to make sandwiches
  • Place the sliced sausage into the bottom of the crockpot
  • Layer the sliced onion on top the sausage
  • Sprinkle on the brown sugar or drizzle on the honey if you are using it
  • Pour the sauerkraut over the top with the juices
  • Cover and cook on low for 5 to 8 hours

If you're making Sandwiches

  • Lightly butter the rye bread and toast for 2 to 3 minutes
  • Lay a slice of swiss cheese on each piece of bread and toast until melted
  • Arrange slices of kielbasa and drained sauerkraut on the toasted bread to your preference