Some of you may have seen the word sauerkraut in the title and were tempted to click away because you are not a fan of sauerkraut. Others of you may have thought, yes sauerkraut, I love it in recipes, and you can’t wait to see what I have to share.
My son and I are in the first group. Sauerkraut is something we would be fine never eating again. However, my husband and girls love it. They will it eat it by the spoonful straight from the jar.
So, my son and I have learned to pick around it, I mean adapt and eat it , and I have found ways to cook it that we don’t mind so much. Slow cooking is one of those ways.
When sauerkraut cooks in a crock pot all day it tends to mellow the flavor of it and it is not nearly as strong. That makes everyone in my house happy. My girls and husband get their sauerkraut and my son and I can tolerate it.
When meat, potatoes, and sauerkraut cook all day in the crock pot, it is not a pretty meal, but it is a simple and delicious one. And this is not so much a recipe. I put what I did in the recipe below, but you can vary the amounts you use.
Looking for more crock pot recipes? Be sure to check out all my recipes in my slow cooking series.
What do you think of sauerkraut? Do you love it or are you like me and can do without it?
Slow Cooked Sausage, Sauerkraut, and Potatoes
- 5 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1 lb kielbasa type sausage, cut into chunks
- 4 cups sauerkraut, with some of the liquid drained off
Place in slow cooker and cook on low for 5-7 hours or until potatoes are tender.