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 .