Kielbasa with Kraut & Cabbage
Kielbasa with Cabbage & Kraut – My Father’s Christmas Recipe
3 lbs. uncooked kielbasa
4 qts. Chicken broth
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 bay leaves
4 pounds sauerkraut, well rinsed (I prefer the kind sold in bags, rather than cans)
3 lbs. cabbage, thinly sliced
4 cups water
Place the kielbasa in a large stockpot. Add broth and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer, about 35 minutes. Remove from heat. Carefully remove kielbasa from the pot. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate. Allow the broth to cool, and strain.
Drain the sauerkraut and rinse well under cold water. Squeeze out excess water and add to the stock along with the other ingredients. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer for at least four hours. ½ hour before serving, add the kielbasa.