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Sauerkraut and Smokies

Rated as 3.4 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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8 h 30 m servings 336
Original recipe yields 20 servings


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  1. Place the apples, sauerkraut with juice, and smoked sausages into a slow cooker.
  2. 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.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 336 calories; 24.4 19 11.7 56 1181 Full nutrition

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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 apple...

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.

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 re...

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 anywa...

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.