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Creamy Bratwurst Stew Recipe

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A rich sauce coats this hearty combination of potatoes, carrots and bratwurst chunks. "I adapted a baked stew recipe that appeared in a newspaper," says Susan Holmes from Germantown, Wisconsin. "This is so comforting on cold winter evenings."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 pounds potatoes (about 4 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 pounds fresh bratwurst links, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water

Directions

  1. Place first five ingredients in a 5-qt. slow cooker; toss to combine. Top with bratwurst. Mix broth and seasonings; pour over top.
  2. Cook, covered, on low until sausage is cooked through and vegetables are tender, 6-7 hours. Stir in cream. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into stew. Cook, covered, on high until thickened, about 30 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Bratwurst Stew in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p41


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BobbysChicagoBAbe@hotmail.com
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2016

"This a great filling stew with lots of flavor! The only thing I did different was omit the water later in the recipe, and used regular milk, since I didn't have any 1/2 and 1/2 on hand. Mixed the cornstarch with that and it came out perfect! Definitely a keeper here!"

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millieanne
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"Excellent. Subbed sweet potatoes for regular potatoes. Warm, hearty, and heart warming! Will be making again!"

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myfamily
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"My husband and young children love this hearty meal. It is easy to prepare and full of flavor."

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Bobur7
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Trying this tonight - but half brats and half fresh polish plus 2 cup shredded red cabbage."

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lor1s
Reviewed May. 16, 2013

"YUM!!!!! This is so good! Great Sunday dinner recipe."

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katlaydee3
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"Delicious! We loved this crock pot recipe for a family dinner."

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lindallang
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"My whole family loves it!"

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leslie1966
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"This was very good!! Next time I will reduce the black pepper to 1/8 tsp. It seemed a little overwhelming. covered the natural taste of the bratwurst a bit. Otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing!!"

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jennifer1973
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"We liked this too. It is nice and thick and it is a good change of pace from most of the regular stews I make. It is in my recipe file and I will make it years to come. Thanks for a good dish!"

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aprilshowalter
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"One of our winter favorites! My slow-cooker needed much less than 7 hours, though."

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