Something Yummy (A Favorite Recipe) – #MFRWauthor

We’ve reached Week 49 of the MFRWauthor Blog Challenge and, just for hanging in there with me until now, you’re getting access to A Favorite Recipe from me and the other authors in the blog hop, if you visit them (*details at the end of this article).

photo by author Robin MichaelaI love my crock pot and use it a lot during the winter months (you can see how much I love it by the lid color. This baby is 35 years old and still going strong.) There’s just something comforting about coming home from work to the smell of something tasty (not to mention, ready!).

My heritage is Scandinavian and German, so I figure my love of bratwurst/Polish sausage/knockwurst and sauerkraut is in my genes. Give me a hot pretzel with mustard, or a brat and sauerkraut, and a beer and I’m happy. So, when I found this recipe for Polish Stew in my handy, dandy crock pot cookbook, The Everything Slow Cooker Cookbook by Margaret Kaeter, I had to make it. Since then, it’s become one of our favorites (Handsome Prince has similar tastes to mine. He’s from Wisconsin – the land of brats and beer. Oh, and cheese.). I hope you enjoy it!

Polish Stew

Serves 4-6

  • 1.5 pounds Polish sausage
  • 1 med onion
  • 4 medium sized potatoes
  • 4 cups sauerkraut
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of celery condensed soup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1. Cut the Polish sausage into 1/2-inch thick slices. Peel the onions and chop into 1/4-inch pieces. Wash and peel the potatoes (or don’t peel, for more vitamins) and cut into 1-inch cubes. Drain the sauerkraut.

2. Combine the soup, brown sugar, sauerkraut, sausage, potatoes, and onions in a *3-6 quart (large) slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours (or on high for 4-5 hours). Stir in the cheese 10 minutes before serving.

*I imagine you could cook this in a Dutch oven or soup pot if you don’t have a crock pot, probably for an hour or thereabouts…until the potatoes were soft.

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25 thoughts on “Something Yummy (A Favorite Recipe) – #MFRWauthor

  1. authorangelachristinaarcher says:

    I. Love. Your. Crockpot.

    I swear, sometimes I look at old appliances and new ones and all I can think is ‘they just don’t make them like they use to’. They don’t last and they just aren’t worth the cost. Anytime I can find appliances or pots and pans or pretty much anything others consider “vintage” I buy it. It always works, and better than anything new ever could.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Kenzie Michaels says:

    Definitely going to have to try this! I love my slow cooker in the winter, when all I want to do is either spend the day in front of the computer or my Kindle (watching NetFlix or even reading, lol!). Makes the house nice and cozy, and that mouth-watering aroma!

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  3. Cathy Brockman says:

    I love cooking on my crockpot too. When we opened our savings account they were giving away a small round pot. My husband told them to keep it I had a bigger one. I said I want the pot. I use it for veggies, the bigger one for main dishes and now I have a second bigger one I one day plan to try dessert in. I even have the little dip size so appetizers are covered too. (you can tell I am not a fan of crockpots) I have to try your recipe it sounds great!

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  4. Meka James says:

    Yum! I’m on my second crockpot. The first one quit heating up. My current one cooks WAY faster than any crockpot should. LOL I use mine a lot in the winter as well. I’ll have to try your recipe thanks for sharing.

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  5. Mary J. McCoy-Dressel says:

    The McCoy family used to make a dish similar to this every New Year’s Eve. I wouldn’t be surprised if my ex still did. He put it in a big roaster in the oven, but I think it’d be delicious in the crockpot. My first crockpot looked like yours. 🙂

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