Classic choucroute garnie combines sauerkraut, potatoes and a variety of meats. This version uses smoked sausage and is fast to get on the table.
- Cut the sausage into 3-inch lengths, then halve lengthwise.
- Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage, cut side down, and cook until browned on bottom, about 3 minutes.
- Turn over sausage; add onions, and sauté until onions are beginning to soften, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer until flavors blend, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.