Slow Cooker 4 Ingredient Bratwursts

Four ingredients, less than four hours… delicious! We buy delicious pork bratwursts from our virtual farmers market. These bratwursts are from C-Saw Hill Farm in Rutherford, NC – a farm started by a couple who wanted to provide food for their family and their community that was not factory farmed or over-processed. This fabulous couple’s other job is teaching high school students how to farm sustainably! Wow.

Depending on how much time I have to prepare dinner and how clean my kitchen is, I sometimes brown the bratwursts before tossing them in the crockpot. Yesterday, however, my kitchen was sparkling. A rare occurrence. I didn’t want to mess it up. I know that some of you know exactly what I am talking about… Yesterday there was no browning of the bratwursts. I chopped them into bite size pieces and added them directly to the Crockpot.

After adding the bratwurst, I roughly peeled two large apples (North Carolina Pink Lady Apples!) and chopped them about the same size as the bratwurst. I also chopped a small onion and added that to the mix.

The fourth and final ingredient: sauerkraut. I love sauerkraut on reuben sandwiches but I had never made it or cooked with it. Sauerkraut is basically pickled cabbage. The downside to sauerkraut is its high salt content. I used 1 can of sauerkraut in this recipe.

After combining the following four ingredients: 

1 lb. bratwursts, chopped into bite-size pieces
2 large apples, peeled and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 can sauerkraut (about 14 ounces)

Cook on high 3 hours. We served the bratwursts and sauerkraut in bowls with delicious cornbread on the side and a plate of fresh crunchy veggies. Another meal with no leftovers… Enjoy!

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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

2 thoughts on “Slow Cooker 4 Ingredient Bratwursts”

  1. Liam cleaned his plate tonight. He declared “these ingredients” a keeper. Thank you Erin and C-Saw Hill for making tonight a success. 🙂

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