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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Sauerkraut Recipe

My husband loves Italian sausage and when we purchase it we get it from the local butcher shop. You can also find it in any grocery store but he swears the local butcher makes it better and it's more affordable. Last weekend he was hungry for his Italian sausage and we decided to toss it into our slow cooker (the crockpot) and slow cook it with some sauerkraut. This recipe will make 4 to 6 servings.

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Sauerkraut Recipe

3 lbs. Italian Sausage
1 lb. bag Sauerkraut
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Cut the Italian sausage into manageable pieces. Place them into a large skillet and brown the outsides for 2 to 3 minutes over medium heat. Remove from heat. Toss the sausage pieces into the slow cooker and cover them with water. Turn the heat on high and cook for 2 hours. Turn heat down to low. Drain water from the sauerkraut and pour it into the slow cooker. Toss in the chopped fresh parsley, salt and ground black pepper. Cover and simmer on low for 3 to 4 hours. Remove and serve immediately.

When we make this recipe we like to serve it over freshly made mashed potatoes which makes for a filling and hearty meal. You can spice up the sausage by tossing in some garlic, onions and peppers if desired but we prefer ours more on the plain side since we toss in the sauerkraut. 

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