4 pounds uncooked bratwurst links
3 bottles (12 ounces each) German-style beer, or 4-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 jar (32 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
4 medium Granny Smith apples (about 1-1/4 pounds), cut into wedges
1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
1-1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. In batches, in a large nonstick skillet, brown bratwursts over medium-high heat. Transfer to a 7-qt. slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients.
2. Cook, covered, on low 6 to 8 hours or until a thermometer inserted in sausage reads at least 160°.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
YIELD: 15 servings.
1 serving: 445 calories, 35g fat (12g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 1424mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.