Dirty Bastard Sauerkraut Recipe

Our brewery and taproom is nestled in an area of downtown Grand Rapids just a few steps from a large Polish neighborhood where the kielbasa is magical and sauerkraut is king. In a nod to our hometown, our head chef, Justin, has prepared a kielbasa and Dirty Bastard sauerkraut recipe for you guys to try out at home.

From Justin:
“So, this one requires a little bit of legwork. The first step is finding a reputable source for kielbasa. Here in Grand Rapids, we have many authentic meat counters to choose from; my personal favorite is Frank’s. Fritz runs the place and he’s a real sweetheart. If you aren’t local, head to your nearest trusty butcher or at least splurge on something decent at your grocery store. This recipe is a real banger – enjoy!”

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Kielbasa with Dirty Bastard Sauerkraut 

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1lb smoked kielbasa-1 pound (sliced to bite-size)

  • 2lbs rinsed sauerkraut

  • 1 large julienned sweet yellow onion

  • 1 stick of butter

  • 2 or 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary

  • 1 Dirty Bastard-12 oz. bottle (find it locally using our beer finder tool)

  • Fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Cooking Instructions:

  • In a cast iron skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and begin to sweat the onion.
  • When the butter and onion begin to brown, add the smoked kielbasa. Keep an eye on everything and keep everything moving so you don’t burn the butter.
  • When the kielbasa starts to sweat, cool it down by adding the sauerkraut.
  • Add the full bottle of Dirty Bastard into the mix.
  • Cover for a couple of minutes.
  • Uncover and add rosemary and black pepper (to taste).
  • Begin to freak out about how amazing it smells.
  • Stir and serve. Boo-yah!

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2 Comments on “Dirty Bastard Sauerkraut Recipe”
  1. Mare Looby

    I have great sources for Kilbasa here in PA. My husband will love this, I would never eat it, but I can invite one of his friends over to chow down with him, or maybe just keep it all for him. Thanks for a recipe he will love.

    • Founders Brewing Co.

      Let us know how it turns out!

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