Simple Oktoberfest Stew in Pressure Cooker



I live in a town with one of the biggest German festivals.  It is amazing to go there and eat the potato pancakes, the sausage on the stick.  My husband loves the stew they serve.  So he decided this weekend he wanted to recreate it.  So I grabbed what he asked and her is his take on on the Oktoberfest Stew.  It will serve 4-6 people comfortable. 


Simple Oktoberfest Stew, click here to repin.

What you need

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb of smoked beef sausage, slice up
1 medium onion sliced think
1 can of sauerkraut with caraway seeds
2 cloves of garlic
Oktoberfest beer
2 lbs of potatoes (dice them in to bite sized)
2 cups of chicken stock
1 cup of water
1 tsp of parsley
salt and pepper to get flavor

How to make

First you will cut up all your meat, potatoes and onion. 
First place your oil on the bottom of your pressure cooker
and add in your onions allow them to caramelize for about 6 minutes.
Now add in the rest of the items.  Potatoes, garlic, sauerkraut with caraway seeds, broth, water, beer, onion, parsley, salt and pepper.  
Close your lid and turn on for 14 minutes.  Once the timer goes off you will turn off and let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. Once that time is up you can open the valve and release the remaining pressure.

What we noticed the most was that the next day when we put in the pressure cooker. That the flavor was even better. The potatoes soaked in more flavor and it was better.  You can also do this in your slow cooker if you want.  It will just take 8 hours to cook and your house will smell like sauerkraut all day long.



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