This Smoked Sausage, Sauerkraut with Potatoes and Green Beans is an old fashioned dinner recipe that is made on the stove top.
I got the idea for this recipe based on a comment that was left on a recipe I grew up with, Smoked Sausage, Green Beans and Potatoes. She mentioned that she also grew up with the recipe but that it was missing an important ingredient, Sauerkraut. I had never heard of it being served this way but another person was interested in the addition so I decided to try it out! It was a hit with my sauerkraut loving mom and even my 6 year old ate it!
Smoked Sausage, Sauerkraut with Potatoes and Green Beans
This recipe is a stew because there is some liquid but not as much as you would expect in a soup.
If you aren’t the biggest fan of sauerkraut you can rinse it first before adding it to the pot to give it more of a mild flavor.
If you are in a hurry to make this you can skip the browning of the sausage and throw all the ingredients in a low cooker and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or until potatoes are tender.
Smoked Sausage, Sauerkraut Stew with Potatoes and Green Beans
- 1 10 ounce package smoked sausage, sliced
- 3 Idaho potatoes cubed
- 1 28 ounce can cut green beans - 2-3 cups fresh green beans
- 1/2 of a medium onion chopped
- 2 14 ounce cans of beef broth
- 1/2 can of water use beef broth can
- 1 and 1/2 cups sauerkraut
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon beef base or bouillon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- In a large skillet or stock pot saute, on medium high heat, the sliced smoked sausage until lightly browned on both sides.
- Add the garlic and onion and saute until onion is translucent (about 3-5 mins)
- Add the rest of the ingredients and cook until potatoes are tender (about 15 mins)