Bavarian Bratwurst with Sauerkraut

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This Bavarian Bratwurst with Sauerkraut may be the quickest slow cooker recipe you ever make. The recipe is made in the slow cooker, so you know it's going to do a lot of the work for you already. But because this recipe is made on high, it will only take three hours or less. You can also make this Bavarian Bratwurst with Sauerkraut recipe on the stove top as well, in a dutch oven and it will take even less time. The secret to this slow cooker recipes for families idea is in using canned potatoes. For the Bratwurst sausage, you want to prick the casings and steam them for about ten minutes so to release a lot of the fat that you don’t want in the finished food. Then the sausages are slice and browned in a skillet. The slow cooker or the stove top cooking will them finish them off nicely. This meal tastes good made with fully-cooked smoked sausage or kielbasa sausage too. If you use those types of sausage, all you are doing is warming up the ingredients in the crock pot. That makes it the easiest slow cooker recipe you will ever make, and if that is the case you will want to turn your slow cooker to low.

Sauerkraut is made out of cabbage. Cabbage is an extremely healthy vegetable that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and also a good source of dietary fiber. Cabbage is also a good source of folates, especially important for pregnant mothers. Cabbage is also full of vitamin C and vitamin K which are important for keeping your bones and body healthy. Vitamin C may help your body develop resistance against infectious harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals. And vitamin K is important in the diet as it makes your bone stronger, healthier and may help to delay osteoporosis. Eating cabbage is a bit like taking a multi-vitamin. Like other green vegetables, cabbage is good source of essential vitamins like riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and thiamin. Cabbage is a natural source of electrolytes and minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, phosphorous, iron and magnesium, which can help control blood pressure and heart rate.

Nutrition Facts for: Bavarian Bratwurst with Sauerkraut from Carlsbad The Midnight Baker

Ingredients: Bratwurst, potatoes, sauerdraut, apple juice, sugar, caraway seeds.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 2 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 956, Calories from Fat 601, Total Fat 66.8g 103%, Saturated Fat 22.8g 114%, Cholesterol 168mg 56%, Sodium 3243mg 135%, Potassium 1949mg 56%, Carbohydrates 52.7g 18%, Dietary Fiber 10.9g 44%, Sugars 11.8g, Protein 36.5g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 114%, Calcium 15%, Iron 29%

Iron is required for red blood cell formation and is another important mineral for expecting mothers as it helps in avoiding anemia. Cabbage is also the main ingredient in sauerkraut recipes which if unpasteurized and uncooked, is a recipe that contains live lactobacilli and beneficial microbes and is rich in enzymes. The dietary fiber and probiotics help to improve digestion and promote the growth of healthy bowel flora, protecting against many diseases of the digestive tract.Thank you to Judy at "The Midnight Baker" recipe site for sharing this slow cooker recipes for families idea for Bavarian Bratwurst with Kraut. This is one of the best family slow cooker recipes you will find on her site. Some of the recipes you will find on her site include cake recipes, appetizers, beef, chicken, comfort foods, cookies, desserts, and more. Along with gourmet recipes, pasta recipes and more. *

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