Wednesday, April 13, 2011

K is for Kraut...

   My mother was a firm believer in crock pot cooking. Since we also liked Sauerkraut, I think it is our German blood, this recipe was a natural for us. This was a quick and easy meal for a big family like ours.

Artwork by Pamela Jo

Sausage and Kraut Meal (slow cooker)


8 strips    bacon, cut into small pieces
1 ½ Tbs   flour
2 (1 ½ lb) cans  sauerkraut
2 sm        apples, cubed
3 Tbs     brown sugar
1 ½ tsp   caraway seeds
3 lbs      Polish sausage cut into 1 ½ inch pieces
½ c        beer


   Fry bacon until crisp,  remove from skillet and drain on paper towels.  Add flour to bacon drippings and blend well.  Stir in sauerkraut, mix well.  Place sauerkraut mixture and bacon pieces in slow cooker.  Add all other ingredients.  Stir together thoroughly.  Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.  (High 3 to 4 hours.)

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