Sauerkraut Stew

Taste of Germany Stew

2 TBS olive oil

14 oz. smoked sausage, cut into thin slices

1-1/2 onion, thinly sliced

1 small head of cabbage, thinly sliced

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp salt

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 bottle of lager beer

2-3 potatoes, peeled & cubed

2-1/2 cups chicken broth, divided

1-1/2 TBS apple cider vinegar

1 TBS fresh parsley, finely chopped


In a dutch oven or large stew pot heat oil, add sausage and brown. Toss in onions; cook & stir until tender. Add cabbage and 1/2 cup of chicken broth; cover and let steam for 5-10 mins. Stir in spices and garlic. Slowly pour in the beer, bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes before adding the potatoes and the remaining broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook for 40 minutes or until the potatoes and cabbage are soft.

Turn off heat, stir in the apple cider vinegar & fresh parsley....enjoy!

**I like adding a splash of apple cider vinegar to my bowl before I eat it.

Optional: add 1/4 tsp of caraway seeds.....I personally don't like caraway seeds and feel like they aren't missed in the stew but you could add them for a little more "taste of Germany" if you care to.