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Hunter's Stew

(11 Votes)
SERVES
5
COOK TIME
6 Hr

Our Test Kitchen's easy take on this old world classic Polish Hunter's Stew is sure to stick to your ribs on a chilly night. Made in a slow cooker, it can't get any easier than this!

What You'll Need:
  • 2 pounds smoked Polish sausage (like kielbasa), diagonally cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 (30-ounce) package fresh sauerkraut, with 2 tablespoons liquid reserved
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
What To Do:
  1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, place all ingredients, including reserved sauerkraut liquid,  layering in order listed.
     
  2. Cover and cook on LOW setting 6 to 7 hours.

     
Notes

We'd like to suggest that you top off this hearty meal with our easy and delicious babka...Mmmm!

Ratings & Comments

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Here is what you had: 2 pounds smoked Polish sausage (like kielbasa), diagonally cut into 1-inch slices 1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored, and sliced 1 (30-ounce) package fresh sauerkraut, with 2 tablespoons liquid reserved 1 onion, chopped 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled Why did you reserved 2 tablespoons liquid when you just poured it back in?

Good question! Because when you drain the liquid from the sauerkraut, it's more than 2 tablespoons and if you put all of it in, the recipe will be too soupy. Thanks for your question!

I used 1 lb of sausage and 1 lb of beef (cubed like goulash meat)and added 1 potato.. It was very,very good, will definetely cook it again!

added potatoes, carrots, and an extra apple, and celery, it is good

didnt think it was to good wont be making it again

I made this tonight, adding 2 potatoes peeled and chopped. This was delicious. I will be adding this to my, you can cook this again list!

Used half head of fresh cabbage, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar and 1 finely chopped jalapeno. Serve it with fresh from the oven corn bread and it makes a great meal.

Can you cook this recipe on top of the stove if you don't have a slow cooker?

Yes, you could cook this on top of the stove. We havent tested it, but it would probably cook for 30 -35 minutes on low heat.

Recipe looks so good and after reading a few comments, I know I will be making it!

tried it liked it will be making it again.

This has been a family favorite for many years (a few generations) but we have always added carrots. I've made this with the mini carrots for years. Nice to see a version online. Thanks....

If you really want to make it good add one/quarter head of cabbage.

I also added two potatoes cut into one half inch squares instead of the cabbage. Came out good also.

I also add 1/4 head of cabbage and also quarter a couple of potatoes

What a great "pantry clearing" recipe! Trying it tonight!

Great recipe! You can give it a German flair by draining the kraut, rinsing an draining again. Add a few caraway seeds and some cracked Juniper berries...Ooh! Es schmeckt so gut!

Do not drain ir rinse the sauerkraut IF you do u will lose all the flavor you can add a chicken cube and 1 small chopped onion can use 1 or 2 apples or 1/2 cup applesauce or even apple juice one of this little boxes can also add a little carawy seed if you like

So, do you drain all the juice from the kraut EXCEPT 2 Tablespoons ?

Yes you keep 2 tablespoons of the juice but I keep at least half the juice as we ilke the extra flavor it is all persnalk preference you can also add some chickenn broth instead of extra juice and quarter a few potatoes

So you add the 2 tbsps of reserved kraut juice - did you mean to say "drain and reserve 2 tbsps". I know this recipe and understand, but you should proof your recipes and instructions - this site is just too good for unclarity.

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