Yesterday was a cold, windy, rainy day, and this looked like a really good meal for that kind of day - and I was right!. As I was short for time, I didn't brown the sausage and onions before layering everything in the slow cooker (onions, carrots, garlic, sausage, potatoes, a pinch of red pepper flakes, sauerkraut). I used only about a pound of sausage, cut into about 1-1 1/2 " pieces, and I used the sauerkraut that comes packaged in a plastic bag in the refrigerated section of the store; I find that it isn't as salty as the stuff that comes in the can. Since my family really likes the tartness of sauerkraut, I didn't rinse and drain - just dumped the whole bag in and spread it fairly evenly over the top of the other ingredients. I didn't have any white wine opened, so just used chicken stock - but probably only about 1/3 cup, since I had already added the liquid that was on the sauerkraut. I cooked for 8 hours on low, but probably could have only cooked 7 (in case anybody is really pressed for time). My hubby said that it really hit the spot - I was surprised by how mild it turned out, considering I had used the sauerkraut juice, and added the red pepper flakes, as suggested by another reviewer. Serve with horseradish and/or spicy mustard for those who need a little more zip. Thanks for a flavorful, easy winter meal!
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Yesterday was a cold, windy, rainy day, and this looked like a really good meal for that kind...