Sunday, July 27, 2008

Creamy Bratwurst Stew

Wow, I'd made this once before a pretty long time ago, but my husband requested it again..and I literally had to dig the recipe out and dust it off! SOO glad I did! This stuff is really, really good! And did I mention it will have your belly growling ALL day long while it sits in the crock-pot?

What more can a girl ask for? Easy ingredients, easy to make...easy, easy, easy!

4 medium potatoes, cubed
2 medium carrots, coarsley chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped green pepper
2 lbs fresh bratwurst links, cut into 1-inch slices
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups half-and-half cream
3 tsp cornstarch
3 tsp water

In a slow-cooker, combine the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion and green pepper. Top with the bratwurst slices. Combine the broth, salt, basil, and pepper; pour over top. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours or until vegetables are tender and sausage is no longer pink.

Stir in cream. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into stew. Cover and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes or until gravy has thickened.

Serves 8

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