Beer Poached Italian Sausage

An "Easy Peasy" kind of meal for your slow cooker that's great for tailgating, or for your weeknight dinner table!

Whether it's game day at your house, or just a busy weeknight, these Beer Poached Italian Sausages are EASY and yummy!  

There are often coupons for Italian Sausage, buns ALWAYS go on sale, and beer? Well, I'm sure you have one laying around!  You can make these with any beer you have available, or any beer you absolutely love! I made mine with Blue Moon Winter Lager, but you choose whatever you want. My husband thought a sweeter beer would have been better, but I really liked them the way they were.  

These would be great if you're tailgating!  

Beer Poached Italian Sausage

1 pkg. Sweet Italian Sausage (or whatever you like. My pkg. had 5 links, but I probably could have used 2 packages for the amount of liquid I had.)
1 (12 oz.) Beer

Place the sausage into your crock. Pour the beer over the top. Cook on LOW for 6-7 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours. Enjoy!

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Happy Slow-Cooking!

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Frank D. October 10, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Take a fork, poke some holes in the sausages and the poaching time can be reduced. I use a regular pan and poach them for about 30 to 45 min...I use Samuel Adams or Bass Ale ( the beer needs to have a good body, a lager will not provide that unique taste)
Hope Comerford October 11, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Great advice, Frank!
Megan Bildner October 17, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Yum! Sounds like a great game day food! I'll def. be trying this out, thanks for the receipe!
MsMaidstone October 18, 2012 at 10:46 AM
The other benefit of using a regular pan is after the liquid evaporates the sausages will brown in the pan which is something a slow cooker can't achieve.


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