The perfect summer pair for your cookout! Our Classic Sauerkraut provides that salty crunch you want when biting into this beer-braised sausage.

Beer-Braised Sausages with Classic Sauerkraut

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cleveland Kraut
Servings: 6


  • 4 cups Classic Caraway Kraut
  • 1/2 lb Smoked bacon
  • 2 Medium-large onions sliced thin
  • 3 Medium carrots cut crosswise into 1/4-inch -thick slices
  • 4 Medium potatoes sliced thick
  • 3 cups Lager beer
  • 10-12 Assorted smoked and precooked fresh sausages
  • 1 cup Chicken or turkey broth
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil if desired


  • Set your pressure cooker crockpot to Brown/ Sear. Cook bacon pieces over moderate heat, stirring, until golden.
  • Add onions. Cook mixture, stirring, until onions are softened.
  • Combine with bacon mixture, carrots,potatoes, beer, broth, bay leaves, salt, and peppercorns. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the Classic Caraway Kraut. Cover crockpot and cook on high for 60 min. Brown the sausages in a nonstick pan.
  • Once mixture is fully cooked, place 1-2 brats on each plate.
  • Enjoy!

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