Slice the sausages diagonally, about 1/4-inch thick.
Peel and mince the garlic.
Peel and roughly chop the onion.
Dice the tomatoes.
Peel the potatoes and carrot. Cut into half-inch cubes.
Cut the cabbage into half-inch wide strips.
Heat a saute pan, add the bacon and cook until fat has been rendered. Add the sausage slices and cook until both the bacon and sausages are lightly browned. Scoop the bacon and sausages into the slow cooker.
In the remaining fat in the pan, saute the garlic, onion and tomatoes until softened. Add, with the fat, to the bacon and sausages in the slow cooker.
Throw the potatoes, carrot and cabbage into the slow cooker.
Pour in the chicken broth. Sprinkle in some salt (not too much because both the bacon and sausages are salty) and pepper. Add the cayenne, paprika, bay leaves and sauerkraut. Stir. Push the ham bone into the contents of the slow cooker.
Set the slow cooker to HIGH. Cook until simmering (it takes about an hour). Set the heat to LOW and cook for three to four hours or until the vegetables are soft.
Taste the soup and adjust the seasonings.
Sprinkle your Polish-style cabbage, potato and sausage soup with dill before serving with crusty bread.
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