A quick and easy meal for the oven or slow cooker. It feeds a crowd, or leaves leftovers for later. You can add more or less brown sugar, depending on how sour you like your kraut.

Tori
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the apples, sauerkraut with juice, and smoked sausages into a slow cooker.

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  • In a bowl, stir together the cola, apple juice, and brown sugar until the sugar dissolves. Pour the cola mixture into the slow cooker. Stir to combine, cook on High for 2 hours, then on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

Cook's Notes:

The cola can be replaced with beer, if you prefer. Use beef Lit'l Smokies®, cocktail franks, or chicken sausages--whatever you like.

Nutrition Facts

336.2 calories; protein 11.7g 23% DV; carbohydrates 19g 6% DV; fat 24.4g 38% DV; cholesterol 56.3mg 19% DV; sodium 1181.3mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2010
I've made this recipe for years and always a favorite when serving hot snacks however I've made a few changes. We like our kraut dishes a little more tangy and less sweet so I only used 4 apples that I shred instead of slice and about 1/3 cup brown sugar. I also use the larger jar of kraut and I like to rinse it and then add a tablespoon of olive oil and a 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds. This gives a nice hidden flavor that goes well with the sweet and the tangy. Everything else is the same. I'll offer small hard rolls cut in half for those folks that want to make a sandwich out of this. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2010
I can't figure out if this is supposed to be a main dish or a side item. It didn't seem to be completely in either category. I liked the flavors but don't think I'll make it again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2010
I've made this recipe for years and always a favorite when serving hot snacks however I've made a few changes. We like our kraut dishes a little more tangy and less sweet so I only used 4 apples that I shred instead of slice and about 1/3 cup brown sugar. I also use the larger jar of kraut and I like to rinse it and then add a tablespoon of olive oil and a 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds. This gives a nice hidden flavor that goes well with the sweet and the tangy. Everything else is the same. I'll offer small hard rolls cut in half for those folks that want to make a sandwich out of this. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2010
I can't figure out if this is supposed to be a main dish or a side item. It didn't seem to be completely in either category. I liked the flavors but don't think I'll make it again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/20/2010
I made these for a Super Bowl party and they were a flop. Even without a ton of food around they just did not get eaten. I tried them and found them very bland. Luckily only made half a recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2012
Good! My husband loves sauerkraut and anything involving sausage so this was right up his alley. I didn't have any apple juice but I think that would have made it too sweet for his tastes anyway. Thanks!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2014
My husband and I enjoyed this dish. It has only been until lately that sauerkraut has been something I enjoy eating. I am sold on this recipe. Read More