1/2 cup butter
1 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced ( I use a whole small head)
1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground sage
ground black pepper, to taste
3 potatoes, peeled and diced ( use a waxy potato like Yukon gold,russets will disintegrate in the baking process)
1 (16 ounce) bag sauerkraut, from the refrigerated deli aisle,not canned.(I chose a 32oz refrigerated glass jar of wine sauerkraut)
1 lb kielbasa (I chose turkey), cut into 1/2 inch pieces (more if you really like kielbasa)
Put the cold butter in a cold pan/dutch oven with the diced onion, and slowly bring to a simmer on medium heat.
This brings out the sweetness of the onions.
Simmer for about 10 minutes.
Add minced garlic and simmer 2 more minutes.
Add next 3 ingredients.
Combine with the sauerkraut (not drained and not rinsed), kielbasa and potatoes.
Bring to a simmer on the stove top.
Cover loosely with foil/lid and place in a preheated 225°F oven for 3 hours.
Edited by 5aces - 3/26/13 at 2:41pm