Grandma Schultz' Grilled Bratwurst and Saurkraut

Deneece Gursky


This is one of my favorite recipes from Grandma Schultz (my mom's mom) She could cook one heck of a good german meal and she made it all pretty easy to learn. I love Bratwurst and saurkraut and done Grandma Gerri's way I love it even more. It's easy to put together and delicious to enjoy!!


★★★★★ 1 vote




  • ·
    1 large onion, chopped fine
  • ·
    butter for sauteing
  • ·
    2 or 3 green tart apples peeled, cored and sliced thin
  • ·
    3 cloves garlic, crushed, minced or chopped
  • ·
    1 1/2 pounds saurkraut (unwashed)
  • ·
    pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley

  • ·
  • ·
    1 c ketchup
  • ·
    1 can german beer
  • ·
    1 1/2 c water

How to Make Grandma Schultz' Grilled Bratwurst and Saurkraut


  1. Saurkraut: Sauté onion in butter until tender, add the apples and garlic. Add Sauerkraut and sauté for a few minutes. Add some water, the spices, and salt to taste.Simmer covered for 1/2 hour to 1 hour or until saurkraut is done. Add additional water during cooking if necessary. With 5 to ten minutes left to cooking add a 1 to 3 tablespoons of white wine to taste.
  2. Bratwurst: Grill bratwurst at medium heat until cooked through, this is about 20 to 30 minutes. Then mix beer, water and ketchup in saucepan big enough to add bratwurst to. Simmer the grilled brats in this mixture for 15 minutes. Then I usually return them to grill for a few minutes just to get em crisped up.
  3. Serve brats over kraut with a side of potatos and some good german mustard or horsradish sauce : )

Printable Recipe Card

About Grandma Schultz' Grilled Bratwurst and Saurkraut

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pork

Show 11 Comments & Reviews

Easy Homemade Soup Recipes

Easy Homemade Soup Recipes

Kitchen Crew

In my part of the country, one day it's cold the next it's warm. I'm not sure Mother Nature can figure out what season it is. Even if the weather...

16 Homemade Biscuits And Gravy Recipes

16 Homemade Biscuits and Gravy Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Who doesn’t love flaky, delicious and slobber-worthy biscuits and gravy recipes? We certainly drool over them. Make these homemade biscuit and gravy recipes right in your own kitchen and enjoy...

22 Zucchini Recipes That'll Make You A Cooking Rock Star

22 Zucchini Recipes That'll Make You a Cooking Rock Star

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Make the most out your summer cooking with delicious zucchini recipes. They'll make you a cooking rock star.