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Bavarian Sausage Stew
Germany - Bavaria
  -   Bayerischer Würsteltopf
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Effort:
Sched:
DoAhead:  
6 soup  
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1-1/4 hr  
Yes
This substantial and very satisfying stew is quick and easy to make, It was a smash hit as a contribution to a buffet party I attended. I made up one and a half recipes and put it in a large slow cooker to keep warm. There wan't a spoonful left at the end of the evening.



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Sausages (1)
Bacon
Onion
Celery
-- Stew
Cabbage
Carrots
Green Beans
Potatoes (2)
Beef Stock
Salt
Pepper
Nutmeg
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Peas, frozen
Caraway Seed
Marjoram, dry  
Parsley
Prep   -   (15 min)
  1. Slice SAUSAGES about 1/4 inch thick. If over an inch in diameter I prefer to cut them in half lengthwise before slicing.
  2. Cut BACON into small pieces.
  3. Dice ONION and CELLERY small. Mix
  4. Cut CABBAGE in quarters or 6ths lengthwise (depending on size). Core and cut crosswise into 1/2 inch wide slices.
  5. Scrape CARROTS and slice about 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Tip and tail BEANS and cut into 1 inch lengths.
  7. Peel POTATOES and cut into 3/4 inch cubes. Hold in cold water until needed.
  8. Chop PARSLEY medium.
Run   -   (40 min)
  1. In a heavy bottom pot, fry Bacon slowly until nearly crisp. Stir in Onion mix and fry stirring until onion shows a trace of color.
  2. Put all Stew Items in your soup pot and bring to a boil. Turn down to a slow simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in Sausage, Peas, Caraway and Marjoram. Bring back to a simmer and simmer another 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in Parsley for 1 minute.
  5. Serve hot.
NOTES:
  1. Sausage:   I prefer a mix of Kielbasa and Knockwurst, a little heavier on the Kielbasa.
  2. Potatoes:   White Rose have the right combination of staying reasonably firm but also thickening the stew. Avoid Yukon Gold type potatoes which disintegrate into mush if cooked much beyond the minimum. Red potatoes also break up a little too fast. For details see our Potatoes page.
  3. Adjustments:   On the first try I followed the recipe, but was quite dissatisfied with the result. I added the bacon, onions and celery which were sorely lacking, and also increased the amount of sausages and potatoes significantly while cutting back a bit on the beans and peas. After these changes it was highly successful.
  4. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
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