The Beer Fox says, “Music, dancing, and revelry bring a touch of ‘New Year’s magic’ to a late Winter evening. Add to the fun with a traditional dish to ring in the new!”
Recommended Beer: Old Chub Scottish Style Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery, Lyons, Colorado, USA
Style: Scottish Ale – Deep mahogany with ruby highlights – Richly malty with notes of fruit and chocolate and a mild bitterness for perfect balance.
5 lbs. kielbasa, cut into pieces
2-1/2 large cans (29 oz.) sauerkraut, well rinsed and drained
1 medium apple, cut in quarters with seeds removed
1/8 C. brown sugar
1 stick butter
12 oz. Old Chub Scottish-Style Ale
3 C. Water
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Place kielbasa in shallow pan and bake in oven for 1 hour.
At the same time, combine remaining ingredients in large Dutch oven. Stir to evenly distribute Old Chub Scottish Style Ale throughout. Simmer on low heat while kielbasa is baking.
After 1 hour, remove kielbasa from oven, and transfer it to the simmering ingredients in Dutch oven. Continue to cook for 1-2 hours. Before serving, remove apple.
NOTE: For an added touch, serve with mashed potatoes and Rye Bread.
* Health Benefit: Rich in vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper
Note: Turkey/Beef Kielbasa generally has a lower fat content, for those who adhere to a low cholesterol diet.