Sauerkraut with Tomato Sauce

Sauerkraut with Tomato Sauce is a slow-cooker melange of  sauerkraut, crumbled bratwurst, cabbage and  tomato sauce, done in an Amish style.
Sauerkraut with Tomato Sauce

Sauerkraut with Tomato Sauce

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Sauerkraut with Tomato Sauce is my recipe of the day for the food blogging event Fall Flavors. I am posting on Monday and Wednesday of this week and will post again on Friday along with a bunch of other recipe bloggers.

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Sauerkraut with Tomato Sauce

I am sharing a recipe for flavored sauerkraut done in a slow cooker. It has bits of meat, potatoes, kraut, cabbage and tomato in it.

Not overly meat heavy, it is not so much a main dish in itself. But you could serve this with something like pork chops. Or  smoked sausage. Maybe even add a bit more meat.

I like  this with sausages personally. Some brats or metts done up on buns. And maybe some German potato salad on the side too.

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Sauerkraut with Tomato Sauce

Sauerkraut with Tomato Sauce

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Sauerkraut with Tomato Sauce

Sauerkraut with Tomato Sauce

Sue Lau
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Course Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 391 kcal


  • 1 slow cooker


  • 1 pound bulk fresh bratwurst casings removed
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 medium russet potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
  • 15 ounces canned sauerkraut drained, juice reserved
  • 12-14 ounces shredded green cabbage
  • 8 ounces Spicy V-8 juice
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Brown and crumble bratwurst with onions in a skillet until cooked through.
  • Place a liner in the bottom of the crockpot. Layer half the potato slices across the bottom, then top with half the sauerkraut and repeat.
  • Pour the browned meat and onions over that.
  • Top with shredded cabbage.
  • Whisk together the reserved kraut juice with the V-8 juice, tomato sauce, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Pour this over all.
  • Place lid on crockpot and cook on low for 8-10 hours, stirring at the end to test the potatoes (done when potatoes are tender.)


From the kitchen of


Calories: 391kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 15gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 1563mgPotassium: 1147mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 599IUVitamin C: 55mgCalcium: 98mgIron: 3mg
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