Home stretch. This is recipe 4/5 in my 5-part series showing you that slow cooking can be healthy and easy. All the recipes include 5-ingredients or less. The other recipes in the series so far include:
I have to confess, this is actually my first time making sausage & sauerkraut in a slow cooker. I kind of didn’t know what I was doing here. Something made me think apples would go well in this dish. If you’re looking for a more complete meal with a starch a good substitute would be sweet potato (I always prefer white sweet potatoes because they’re not as sweet) or regular potato.
Another confession. I told you in the last post that the roast was probably the easiest meal in this 5-post series. This is actually even easier. You literally dump everything in, stir and that’s it. Since sauerkraut is sour, I wanted an apple that was on the sweeter side so I went with a gala apple. Use your preferred sweet apple. Since most sausages are pre-cooked, this is done very quickly in the slow cooker. You’ll know it’s done when the apple is soft.
Honey. If there could be a 6th ingredient that would be it. This is on the sour side so 1-2 tsp honey would add a nice balance. Again, this is not necessary, but more of an enhancement to the dish. Another addition you might want to include onion.
- 1 lb kielbasa or sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 32 ounces sauerkraut
- 1 apple, diced
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tsp dill seed
- Add all ingredients to slow cooker.
- Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 2 hours.