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Slow-Cooker Brat and Sauerkraut Soup

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Slow-Cooker Brat and Sauerkraut Soup

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Yield: 9 cups
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Slow Cook 6 hrs to 7 hrs on low-heat setting or 3 to 3 1/2 hours on high-heat setting

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Celebrate Oktoberfest (or any fall weekend) with this homey slow-cooker soup. Potatoes, onion, sauerkraut and brats pack in the German flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound uncooked bratwurst, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 pound tiny new red potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 2 small onions, cut into 1/4-inch wedges or coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 14 1/2 - ounce can Bavarian-style sauerkraut
  • 2 14 1/2 - ounce cans lower-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • Sour cream (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bratwurst slices over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned on all sides, stirring frequently. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, combine potatoes, onions, celery, garlic and bay leaves. Top with browned bratwurst and sauerkraut. In a large bowl, whisk together broth, mustard, vinegar, paprika, fennel seeds and caraway seeds. Pour into cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Discard the bay leaves.
  4. If desired, top each serving with sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

(Slow-Cooker Brat and Sauerkraut Soup)

Servings Per Recipe 6, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, vit. A (IU) 267, vit. C (mg) 12, cal. (kcal) 355, Potassium (mg) 445, sodium (mg) 1335, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Folate (µg) 25, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, iron (mg) 1, calcium (mg) 28, Fat, total (g) 20, sat. fat (g) 7, chol. (mg) 55, carb. (g) 27, Monosaturated fat (g) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 10, pro. (g) 17, Mark as Free Exchange () 0

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