Kielbasa and Saurkraut with Honey Mustard

An easy New Year’s recipe to bring good luck! After you try this one, you’ll want to make this every year.


  • 1 1/2 lbs. smoked Polska kielbasa
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 cups sauerkraut, drained
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 Tbsp. prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. freshly chopped parsley


Preheat oven to 400º.

Cut kielbasa into 3-inch lengths and butterfly lengthwise. Place on a large skillet and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side turning frequently. Transfer kielbasa to a baking sheet and place in oven to bake for another 5 to 6 minutes.

In the same skillet over medium-high heat, add butter and sugar. Allow sugar to cook to a golden brown color. Add onions and cook until caramelized. Stir in sauerkraut and cook for 5 to 6 minutes until onions and sauerkraut are wilted and colored. Remove kielbasa from oven and cut into 1-inch pieces. Add cut kielbasa to the skillet and toss together.

In a small bowl, mix mustards, honey, cayenne, horseradish, salt and pepper until well combined. Transfer kielbasa to a platter, garnish with parsley and serve with honey mustard sauce.

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