We ate this Polish Hunter Stew for dinner on the 100th day of school a few weeks ago. Apparently the 100th day of school is still a big deal in first-graderland. Dontcha love Blockette's stylin 100 crown?
Polish Hunter Soup adapted from 50+ Friends Club Cookbook
6 c. chicken/turkey stock/broth
1 can cream of mushroom soup
14 oz. sauerkraut, drained
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
2 med. potato, cubed
3 med. carrots, peeled and chopped
3 stalks celery, sliced (chop up the leafy bits too if you have any)
1 lb. polish sausage (mine was chicken sausage), cubed browned
2T cider vinegar
2 tsp. dill
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 onion minced caramelized
Saute your cut up sausage to bring out the sugars. Once caramelized and browned, toss into the crockpot. In the drippings from the sausage, (if any) saute the onion and mushrooms until caramelized, toss that into the crockpot too. (You don't have to saute anything if you don't want to. I just like the extra flavors it gives.) Dump everything else in the crockpot. Slap the lid on and cook on low 8-10 hrs, or 4-6 hours on high.