Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Beer and Brown Sugar Sausage & Sauerkraut Recipe

Nov 22, 2011

Beer and Brown Sugar Sausage & Sauerkraut Recipe

As most of my heritage is German, I am a huge sauerkraut lover! This is different though, the beer and brown sugar makes it so sweet and takes the sour edge off. So, if you are not usually a sauerkraut lover, try this recipe and you may change your mind!

I am not a beer lover though, in fact, I had to get a can from my Mom, in order to make this recipe! (Thanks Mom!) I also cooked it in the oven to make it faster, but would also be fabulous in the slow cooker as the original recipe stated, found at Brown Eyed Baker. Enjoy!

What you need:
12 oz beer, can or bottle
1 c. brown sugar, light or dark
3 pounds beef or pork sausages, kielbasa etc
1- 32 oz jar sauerkraut
1 large onion, sliced

Combine the beer and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar melts and the mixture slightly thickens, set aside.

Cut sausage into links and place in the bottom of a baking dish or crock pot. Cover with sliced onions and sauerkraut. Pour beer and sugar mixture over top.

Cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hour or in a slow cooker on high for 4-6 hours, or low for 8-10 hours.

Serve it on it's own, or in a brat bun!

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