Smoked Bratwurst sausage

Ingredients :

  • Smoked sausage 1 pound and a half
  • 1 head of cabbage
  • Bacon strips – not necessary
  • Potatoes, any kind
  • 2 green peppers
  • One onion
  • ¼ ounce of chopped chilies
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon basil leaves
  • 32 ounces Chicken broth (you may make your own or buy it at the store)

Chop up the sausage, the cabbage, and the bacon. Then chop up the potatoes, any way you want, they may be skinned or not. Fry up the bacon in a skillet. Once the bacon are nice and crisp, put it on a plate on top of a paper towel. Save the grease from the bacon. You do not have to do this, you may chose to use regular oil or butter. The bacon grease just adds extra flavor.
The next thing you want to do is take and chop the two green peppers and the onion. Chop them any way you want. Then place the sausage peppers and the onions into the skillet that the bacon was in, with the bacon grease. This will give it some nice flavor. Let it simmer and cook for about two minutes. Do not allow it to fully cook because that sucker is going into the crock-pot!

Now we are ready to put it all together. Place the cabbage into the crock-pot. On top of it, place the sausage, onions, and pepper mixture. Then add in the potatoes. The crock-pot will be pretty full, make sure you mix it all up in the crock-pot. Then add in the chopped chilies. Then put in the thyme then put in the basil leaves. Last but not least, put in the chicken broth. Then cover and stet the crock-pot onto high heat. Make sure you plug in the crock-pot or it will never cook ( just teasing) It will take about four or five for that sucker to cook! Once it is cooked, enjoy! Eat it

Posted in Slow Cooker Recipe

Bratwurst Simmered in Beer

This is an absolutely splendid meal, that you can make in your slow cooker.


  • ½ pound bratwurst that is sliced about ½ thick
  • Four medium potatoes
  • Three parsnips, peeled and then cut into2-inch cubes
  • One bottle of Oktoberfest-style beer

This will make about four servings


Take and brown the bratwurst in a pan on medium heat, then put it in the crock pot.
In the same pan, brown the parsnips, potatoes, and the onions. After they have browned, take them to the crock pot. Then pour in the beer and cover and cook on low until the meat has finished cooking and the vegetables have become tender. This will take about six to eight hours

This recipe has about 261 calories per serving and 10 grams of fat

** You may use fully cooked sausage if you wish to have a smaller cooking time**

Posted in Slow Cooker Recipe