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slow cooker savory sauerkraut and sausage

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Deb Lund
Rhinelander, WI

This was a staple at my table growing up. Although the spices are something I added as my taste become more sophisticated. This is also a great inexpensive tailgating dish. It can be doubled, tripled depending on your appetite and the amount of people you want to serve. Even people who don't care for sauerkraut like this, well most do....

(1 rating)
yield 2 -4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker savory sauerkraut and sausage

  • 1 can
    can of sauerkraut. i prefer sweet bavarian
  • 1 md
    apple peeled cored and chopped
  • 1/4 c
    cup brown sugar ( more if not a sweet type of sauerkraut)
  • 1/2 tsp
    teaspoon fennel seed and if your kraut has no caraway 1/2 teaspoon of that too
  • 1/4
  • 1/2
  • 1
    package of low fat smoked sausage cut into 2 inch pieces

How To Make slow cooker savory sauerkraut and sausage

  • 1
    Put everything except the sausage together in a crockpot, stir well to mix. Then mix in the sausage.
  • 2
    Cook on low 6-8 hours. Serve with spaeztle for a delicious German feast.
  • 3
    This can also be made on top of the stove. You will have to add 1/4 cup water cover and simmer about 1 hour, stir frequently.