Bratwurst, beer and sauerkraut – the keys for a good Oktoberfest come together in this simple crockpot supper.
To begin, peel and cut 3 carrots into 1 inch pieces.
Cut a medium sized onion into wedges.
Scrub a pound of red or yellow potatoes.
Cut the potatoes into chunks. I was using new potatoes, so I just halved or quartered them.
Stir the veggies together in the bottom of your crockpot.
Grab a package of bratwurst, and cut them all into 3 or 4 pieces. Place them on top of the veggies.
Now you’ll need one cup of good amber ale.
Pour the beer into a bowl and add 1/2 teaspoon of hot paprika.
Add in 1/2 teaspoon of caraway seeds.
Add in a teaspoon each of salt & pepper. Stir it all together and pour it over the contents of the crockpot.
Now you need a jar of sauerkraut – about 40 ounces.
Spread the contents (liquid and all) all over the top.
Cover and cook this on low 8 hours or high 4 hours. That’s it!
- 3 carrots
- 1 onion
- 1 lb red or gold potatoes
- 1 package bratwurst
- 1 c amber ale beer
- ½ tsp hot paprika
- ½ tsp caraway seeds
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 jar (about 24 oz) sauerkraut
- To begin, peel and trim you carrots, cut them into 1 inch pieces. Peel and cut the onion into wedges. Wash and cut the potatoes into about 1½ -2 inch chunks. Combine them in the crockpot. Cut the bratwurst each into 3 or 4 pieces. Place them on top of the veggies. In a bowl, mix together the beer, hot paprika, caraway seeds, salt and pepper. Pour that over the contents of the crockpot. Spread the sauerkraut, liquid and all, over the top of the brats. Cook covered on low heat for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. Enjoy!