Slow Cooker Sausage and Sauerkraut Recipe

Slow Cooker Sausage and Sauerkraut
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 6 Hours
  • Total time: 6 Hours & 15 Minutes
  • Serves: 4


  • 800 g (1.8 lb) polish sausage, sliced into 1-2 cm (0.5-1 inch) pieces
  • 500 g (1.1 lb) sauerkraut, drained
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 cup lager beer


  1. Add all the ingredients into a slow cooker and stir slightly.
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  3. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • The polish sausage can be replaced with some regular pork sausages or Italian sausages. Both will work fine, but I highly recommend that you pick up some kielbasa.
  • If you’re not a fan of beer, then this can be swapped for something like chicken stock or water.
  • I recommend using a lager beer, but you can swap it to something more to your liking. Just keep in mind a heavier beer such as stout, may not work as nicely.
  • The brown sugar is important as it helps takes a bit of the bitterness away from the sauerkraut and beer.
  • If you're not a fan of sauerkraut, you can try replacing this with just regular cabbage. This substitution will make the dish less bitter and might appeal to more people.
  • You don't need to have this dish with any extra side dishes as it is perfect on its own. I do sometimes like to have it with some fresh bread so I can soak up all those tasty juices.

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