Beer-braised sausages with warm potato apple salad is a simple, hearty and flavorful meal!
Days are finally getting longer and are getting filled with exciting activities that can be done either indoors or outdoors. And as the weather is getting warmer, I feel like I’m always in the mood to go out, enjoy the sun when it’s shining and see more people. I mean who wants to stay in and miss all the fun happening outside when the weather is amazing? Definitely not me! I’d rather enjoy those beautiful rays of sun and inhale more of that fresh air, before the sun hides again behind those hills. And if I need to stay in to do what still needs to be done at home, I try to accomplish it quickly and efficiently to be freed again and be able to go out and enjoy the rest of my day. However, no matter how happy it makes me to spend day hours outdoors, I wouldn’t compromise of my habit of eating healthy home-made meals. To make this possible I had to find easy, quick, delicious and healthy recipes.
To celebrate the 501st anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot, Krombacher beer have challenged me to either make a recipe that can be matched with one of the Krombacher beers. Or create a recipe that actually uses one of the Krombacher beers as an ingredient in the recipe. And to keep in the Reinheitsgebot theme, the recipe must ONLY use four ingredients.
Now let me explain why it is only four ingredients. The Reinheitsgebot, sometimes called the German brewing laws or German purity laws is the oldest piece of food and drink legislation in the world. It started in 1516 stating that ONLY four ingredients can be used in the production of beer (hops, malted barley, yeast and water). So you see where does the four-ingredient recipe come from, right?
Krombacher is the largest brewery in Germany and the biggest family owned and operated a brewery in Europe. It has been produced in Krombach since 1803, and around sixty glasses of Krombacher Pils are being enjoyed every second in Germany. The beer was first imported into the UK in 1987 and is available via Majestic, Beers of Europe and Noble Green Wines.
I’ve been recently cooking this dish quite a lot, because 1) it’s delicious 2) it’s quick 3) it’s easy and 4) it’s healthy. Beer-Braised Sausages with Potato Apple Salad is simply a mouthwatering recipe, it’s perfect for those last-minute gatherings when you don’t really have much time to cook. The ingredients that I use to make this are basic, but the result turns out amazing every single time! I used British beef sausages (could be substituted with pork sausages if you prefer), apples, onions, baby potatoes and Krombacher dark beer.
This time, Krombacher beer was not a drink accompanying my meal. Instead, I used it to create this recipe and make my sausages 100x times more delicious as it gives a deep caramelized flavor! The beer is a very important ingredient that transferred the final taste of this dish from ordinary to extraordinary.
Do give this recipe a try, and you won’t regret it I promise. If you try my recipe and decide to share a picture on social media, please tag it with #LittleSunnyKitchen as I would love to see your creations!
Beer Braised Sausage with Potato Apple Salad
- 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 English beef sausages or pork sausages
- 1 yellow onion halved and thinly sliced
- 1 apple peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 cup Krombacher Dark beer (alternatively Kromnacher Weizen beer can be used for this recipe)
- 1 pound baby potatoes, halved
- salt and ground pepper
- 1 tsp coriander seeds
- fresh parsley optional
- In a cooking pot, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add sausages and slightly fry until brown on all sides.
- Add onion and cook until slightly browned.
- Add sliced apple and cook for 1 minute.
- Add potatoes, 1 cup of water, and coriander seeds. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat to medium. Simmer until potatoes are tender.
- Add Krombacher Dark beer, and cover again let it simmer until liquids are reduced.
- Sprinkle with chopped parsley leaves and Serve warm.