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italian sausage & sauerkraut - in slow cooker!

a recipe by
Bobby (*_*)
Monticello, KY

I was setting around, looking through the frige, and saw a package of Johnsonville's Italian sausages, a couple of bell peppers that needed to be fix. So, looked through the pantry and saw a 32 oz jar of sauerkraut and a sweet onion. Well, the old brain got to ticking, and I decide to do all together in a slow cooker...I did get some sea salt and red pepper flakes, for my taste buds... Let's go to the kitchen!!!

serves 4
prep time 15 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For italian sausage & sauerkraut - in slow cooker!

  • 1 pkg
    19 oz italian sausgae, mild (johnsonville)
  • 1 jar
    32 oz sauerkraut, undrained
  • 1 lg
    sweet onion, cut in half
  • 1 lg
    yellow bell pepper
  • 1 lg
    red bell pepper
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • cooking spray

How To Make italian sausage & sauerkraut - in slow cooker!

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    collect at ingredients...
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    Once all the ingredients have been collected...
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    We will start by turning the oven to 375 degrees...
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    Spraying a kitchen grill with vegetable cooking spray...
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    Spray the Italian sausages with vegetable cooking spray and place sausages on grill...
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    Once the oven have reach 375 degrees, place to grill with the sausages, in the center of the oven. Let cook for 15 minutes...
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    Meanwhile, we start working on the vegetables...
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    Peel onion, and cut in half where you will have small half rings. Cut about 1/4-inch-thick.
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    Place in a bowl...and separate into half rings...
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    Take the red bell pepper and Seed and cut pepper in strips 1/4-in-thick... Place in bowl with onions
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    After about 15 minutes,
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    Remove sausages from oven, turn sausages over, place back in oven for about 10 to 15 more minutes.
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    Back to cutting the yellow bell pepper, seed and cut in strips about 1/4-in.-thick... Place in bowl with onion and red peppers.
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    Take the jar of sauerkraut, open and pour into the slow cooker, juice and all...
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    Spread sauerkraut evenly over bottom...
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    Take the sausages and place on the sauerkraut evenly...Pour the sausage grease over the sausages...
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    Take 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes and spread in the slow cooker pot...
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    Take 1 teaspoon of sea salt and spread in slow cooker pot.
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    Take the red and yellow bell peppers and place on the sides of the sausages and the slow cooker...
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    Take the onions and place on the sausage in center of pot. DO NOT STIR!!! Place lid on slow cooker...
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    Make sure the slow cooker is on HIGH, and cook for 2 hours.
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    After 2 hours, open the slow cooker and look for the juices around the peppers and onions. It you can see juices...
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    remove the sausages and place in a bowl.
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    Stir the onion and peppers into the sauerkraut. Taste for seasoning.
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    Take and turn the Italian sausages over and place back on top of sauerkraut.
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    Turn the slow cooker to LOW and place the cover back on.
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    Let cook for about 4 hours...
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    After cooking for 4 hours, take lid off, pull out a sausage and check it for doneness!
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    Put sauerkraut mixture and sausage in a bowl with bread and --- ENJOY!!!!