Since I grew up on sauerkraut in Sandusky Ohio where there is a large population of German families. Quite a few of mom and pop restaurants were around that had authentic recipes. This is my basis for western style ribs, brats, chicken or any other meat in the crockpot.
- Heat crockpot on low. Cut the top of the bag of kraut off and drain the liquid in the bag, do not rinse. Empty kraut into crockpot. Add all other ingredients into the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Serve hot.
- This is excellent with brats, smoked sausage, ribs, chicken or by itself served with mashed potatoes.