Sausage in Beer Broth Recipe
The RV groans around each turn.  Climbing the dusty trail through high desert bat country, all I can think of is getting us safely to our destination: Schwarzbier with sausage in beer broth. Some say it's not the destination it's the ride; I say enjoy everything this mad mad world throws at us. With the stabilizers set and the utilities flowing, we help ourselves to smoldering basins of grub and frothy vessels of suds.  It's all malt and no bitter with this beer, and that allows all the flavors in the broth to come out. The sausage is the star in this pairing, it's smoky savory juiciness sweetened slightly by the light chocolate and vanilla notes. May the Schwartz Bier With You is our recipe named after the main line in the greatest space RV movie ever made. This is one of our most balanced beers. Slight hops, mellow malt, very sessionable. While brewing this recipe you'll find yourself asking, when will "then" be "now"…soon. Ingredients 
  • 1 (12 fluid oz) bottle or can beer
  • 1lb smoked kielbasa sausage
  • 4 red potatoes, unpeeled
  • 3 carrots, unpeeled
  • ¾ head of cabbage, quartered
  • ¾ yellow onion, diced
  • Fresh or dried Italian seasoning (basil, oregano, rosemary, and thyme)
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • Italian parsley for garnish
Directions Rinse and quarter potatoes. Place in a large pot.  Rinse and cut carrots into ½ inch rounds.  Add carrots.  Add seasoning, kosher salt and cracked black pepper.  Add the rest of the ingredients.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Turn heat to low, cover, and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 50 minutes.  Garnish with Italian parsley leaf.