I wanted to share an Oktoberfest recipe with you, and a sauerkraut recipe was the first thing that came to mind. Today we are making saurkraut with bratwurst.I figured a trip to an Oktoberfest party would be a good place to get us a recipe. After sampling a few good easy recipes, I picked up some ingredients, took in some sights and headed home.
Sauerkraut with Brats
32 ounces sauerkraut, rinsed and patted dry
1/2 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 cup diced onion
3-4 strips diced bacon
1 clove garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon juniper berries, crushed
1 cup Riesling wine
Heat slow cooker or Crock Pot on high.
Place the sauerkraut, applesauce, caraway seeds, and bay leaf into the cooker.
Saute bacon in a pre heated pan for one minute. Add diced onion and cook for two more minutes. Then add the garlic and crushed juniper berries and cook for two more minutes.
Add the Riesling wine and let that cook down for a minute or two. While the wine is cooking, scrape the bottom of your pan with a wooden spoon.
Pour this mixture into your cooker and cook on high for at least one and a half hours.