I was being lazy yesterday.
It was a hot late summer day and the thought of spending a lot of time in the kitchen made me cringe a little.
But I did have a bag of organic raw sauerkraut I picked up last Sunday, a few potatoes and some Kielbasa. Rinse-rinse, chop-chop, all went into a slow cooker.
8 hours later, I was rewarded with simple, hearty, and delicious dinner to enjoy with my family. So simple, I will need to do this more often.
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cups raw sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
- 2 pounds red new potatoes, rinsed and halved
- 2 pounds Kielbasa (or Bratwurst if you prefer), sliced
- 1/2 cup pale lager
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorn
- Salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley for garnish
- Place onion, sauerkraut, potatoes, sausage, beer, chicken stock, caraway seeds, bay leaves, peppercorn and salt in a slow cooker. Mix all of the ingredients to combine.
- Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or 4-5 hours on high, until the potatoes are tender.
- Sprinkle with parsley. Serve warm with bread and mustard.