Oktoberfest Feast Packets


Oktoberfest Feast Packets

Get your German flavor fix with our quick and simple Oktoberfest Feast packets (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Heather and I both descend from German ancestors, at least on one side of the family. She also grew up in Cincinnati, where I also lived for 13 years, which is rife with German influence. There’s a reason Oktoberfest is so popular there, from the beer to the awesome food, which includes flavors found in this yummy recipe. It is also common to see people do the Chicken Dance during the event. (Not sure what the Chicken Dance is? Scroll below the recipe to watch a video of the event from downtown Cincy.) Now, I may not be dancing while I cook, but feel free. Meanwhile, grab an apron and make this quick dinner tonight, and soon your whole family may raise a pint and say, “Danke!”

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine kielbasa, sauerkraut, onion, apple and caraway seeds. Divide mixture among 4 sheets of foil, lift edges of foil up so it forms a small bowl.
  3. Pour 1/4 cup beer over each bowl, then seal packet and cook 15 minutes. Serve.

TIP: Serve with fresh rye bread, butter, and

YIELDS: 4 servings

© 2015 Jadeworks Entertainment

About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

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