Friday, January 23, 2015

Brats 'n' Kraut Dinner slow cooker

Prep : 15 minutes Cook : 4 hours Makes 6 servings

1     jar (32 ounces) sauerkraut , rinsed and drained
2     medium red potatoes , peeled , halved and cut into thin slices
1     medium  tart apple , peeled and cut into thick slices
1     small onion , chopped
1/2   cup apple juice
1/4   cup water
2     tablespoons brown sugar
1     teaspoon caraway seeds
1     garlic clove , minced
1     bay leaf
1     pound fully cooked bratwurst links
6     bacon strips , cooked and crumbled

In a 5-quart slow cooker , combine the first 11 ingredients . Top with bratwurst . Cover and cook on high for 5 to 5 hours or until potatoes are tender . Discard bay leaf . Sprinkle with bacon .

This sticks to your ribs German dish is sure to satisfy even the biggest appetite at your house . Sliced apples and apple juice lend mellowing sweetness to the tangy sauerkraut , flavored bratwurst , red potatoes and bacon .

Serve with slices of hearty Italian or rye bread .


  1. Hi Nee,
    Okay, I'm back! I had to hurry up and Pin this and then come back and oogle all the deliciousness:) A good stick to your ribs meal is just what we need around here. It's chilly outside! Heck, it's sooooooo cold out!

    Thanks for sharing, Nee...stay warm:) Wiggle those toes!!!

    1. Hi Louise ,
      It is deliciously good , I have no left overs and with this cold weather , I am using my slow cookers more . Family like one dish meals . Did you notice no heat .
      You can put it in the pot forget about it and cuddle up with your favorite book (cookbooks for you my dear) .
      Thanks for stopping by , I am wiggling my toes . :) Nee

  2. Good afternoon Nee,
    Now this one I am saving to my favorites list. I love this type of meal. Maybe because my mom used to make something similar to this but only with a pork butt. I love the sweetness of the potatoes and I could eat sauerkraut all day. The meat whatever you use makes the sauerkraut sweet as well. Fabulous dish, Nee! Plus perfect for a cold day. Thank you for sharing..
    Dottie :)

    1. Good evening Dottie ,
      It's one of the family's favorite when I fix sauerkraut , I also make it with pork , with a good piece of meat , you can't miss with this dish .
      Lot of people I know don't like sauerkraut , I sent my friend a bowl of this recipe and the next thing I knew the phone rung and she said she was on her way for the recipe .
      I told her to be a good cook was all in the way you hold your mouth . (giggling).
      Thanks for stopping by , stay warm and safe . Nee :)


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