SKILLET-BRAISED BRATWURST AND SAUERKRAUT

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

This is my kind of meal, in keeping with my German heritage--yum!
Recipe: Simple Weeknight Favorites (Taste of Home)
Photo: Tasteofhome.com
08-11-15


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 lb
sauerkraut, rinsed (not canned)
1 c
chicken broth
2 slice
bacon
10
juniper berries
2
bay leaves
2 Tbsp
butter
1-1/2 lb
bratwurst, cut into 3-inch lgths.
1
onion, halved and sliced thin
salt and pepper
1
granny smith apple, peeled, cored and grated
4 tsp
packed brown sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, combine sauerkraut, broth, bacon, juniper berries and bay leaves. Cover and microwave until kraut is softened, about 10 minutes.
2
Meanwhile, melt butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add bratwurst and cook until lightly browned on all sides, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
3
Add onion and 1/2 tsp. salt to the empty skillet and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in sauerkraut mixture, apple and brown sugar and bring to a simmer. Nestle the bratwurst into the kraut, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until sausages are no longer pink in center, 10 to 12 minutes. Discard bay leaves and bacon, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: German