Italian Sausage & Sauerkraut - in Slow Cooker!

Bobby (*_*)


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!!!


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15 Min
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


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

How to Make Italian Sausage & Sauerkraut - in Slow Cooker!


  1. `
  2. collect at ingredients...
  3. Once all the ingredients have been collected...
  4. We will start by turning the oven to 375 degrees...
  5. Spraying a kitchen grill with vegetable cooking spray...
  6. Spray the Italian sausages with vegetable cooking spray and place sausages on grill...
  7. Once the oven have reach 375 degrees, place to grill with the sausages, in the center of the oven. Let cook for 15 minutes...
  8. Meanwhile, we start working on the vegetables...
  9. Peel onion, and cut in half where you will have small half rings. Cut about 1/4-inch-thick.
  10. Place in a bowl...and separate into half rings...
  11. Take the red bell pepper and Seed and cut pepper in strips 1/4-in-thick...

    Place in bowl with onions
  12. After about 15 minutes,
  13. Remove sausages from oven, turn sausages over, place back in oven for about 10 to 15 more minutes.
  14. 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.
  15. Take the jar of sauerkraut, open and pour into the slow cooker, juice and all...
  16. Spread sauerkraut evenly over bottom...
  17. Take the sausages and place on the sauerkraut evenly...Pour the sausage grease over the sausages...
  18. Take 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes and spread in the slow cooker pot...
  19. Take 1 teaspoon of sea salt and spread in slow cooker pot.
  20. Take the red and yellow bell peppers and place on the sides of the sausages and the slow cooker...
  21. Take the onions and place on the sausage in center of pot. DO NOT STIR!!! Place lid on slow cooker...
  22. Make sure the slow cooker is on HIGH, and cook for 2 hours.
  23. After 2 hours, open the slow cooker and look for the juices around the peppers and onions. It you can see juices...
  24. remove the sausages and place in a bowl.
  25. Stir the onion and peppers into the sauerkraut. Taste for seasoning.
  26. Take and turn the Italian sausages over and place back on top of sauerkraut.
  27. Turn the slow cooker to LOW and place the cover back on.
  28. Let cook for about 4 hours...
  29. After cooking for 4 hours, take lid off, pull out a sausage and check it for doneness!
  30. Put sauerkraut mixture and sausage in a bowl with bread and --- ENJOY!!!!

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About Italian Sausage & Sauerkraut - in Slow Cooker!

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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