Crockpot Keilbasa and Kraut for Oktoberfest!

Joelen is hosting another great event. If you haven’t seen her blog, you’re really missing out. Go check it out (after you finish reading this post otherwise you might not come back!) She hosts tons of events at her place in Chicago and lets bloggers participate virtually through the internet. For the Oktoberfest event, German food and drink are being highlighted. Sounds like my kind of evening!

Hubby made this for the first time a few months ago for our German themed dinner party (same party I made these Plum Rolls for). My mom used to eat sauerkraut when I was younger. I had never tried it because of the smell.

This recipe is amazing. The caramelized onions and apple cider really soak into the kraut and sweeten it up. And, by using the crockpot to cook the meat, it becomes very tender. We’ve made this quite a few times in the past couple of months and I’m very glad I decided to try sauerkraut! The kraut is pretty salty so be sure you have a large glass of water (or your favorite Oktoberfest brew) handy.

Crockpot Keilbasa and Kraut – from RecipeZaar – serves 8 – we usually cut the recipe in half
1 medium onion
2 lbs kielbasa (2 kielbasa)
2 (32 ounce) packages sauerkraut
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1 cup apple cider

Slice 1 onion into thin strips and caramelize.

Drain and rinse sauerkraut.

Slice kielbasa into 1-inch lengths.

Combine water, cider and brown sugar.

Combine all ingredients well in crock pot.

Cook on high 6 hours – we cooked on low for about 9 hours and it was done

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8 Responses to “Salmon Burgers”

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    Cara — August 16, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I love fun new burger recipes, can’t wait to see what else is in the line up. This recipe is intriguing. I’m really curious about the use of smoked salmon along with regular salmon. Too bad I had a whole bunch of smoked salmon this weekend for a party, and there is none leftover – otherwise I would definitely be trying this this week!

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    cozydelicious — August 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I love the combo with the smoked salmon – so much flavor! And these look really moist too. I’ll have to give them a shot! Yum!

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    Evan B — August 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    We do salmon burgers with the canned salmon when we want a quick and delicious meal! I also always add some chopped peppers into the patty.. delicious! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

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    Elina — August 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Sold! I love salmon burgers and I love smoked salmon. I am sure they will be great combined! 🙂

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    mrsdanigirl8 — August 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I’ve been looking for a good salmon burger recipe. This sounds divine!

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    Lauren — August 16, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Oooh I’m looking forward to a week of burger recipes, and this salmon one sounds fantastic! I like the idea of using both fresh and smoked varieties. Yum!

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    Justin — August 16, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    i think i have to add salmon burgers to my list of things to try

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    Shannon — August 18, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    my my, i just got back from alaska, where i purchsed some smoked salmon to bring back 🙂 definitely trying this one!!!

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