Sauerkraut & Brats

Baby Kato


These bratwurst sausages are wonderful served as sandwiches but equally as good when served with fried potatoes.


★★★★★ 9 votes

5 Min
45 Min
Pan Fry


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    1 tbsp butter
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    6 bratwurst sausages
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    2 onions, halved, sliced
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    1 granny smith apple, cored, chuncked
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    2 cups drained sauerkraut
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    1 bottle dark beer
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    1 tsp caraway seeds
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    1/2 tsp thyme leaves
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    1/2 tsp salt + 1/4 tsp pepper
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    6 rolls (optional)
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    coarse grain or bold mustard

How to Make Sauerkraut & Brats


  1. Heat a large pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the butter and sausages; brown them on all sides.
  3. Once browned remove and set aside until needed.
  4. Turn the heat to medium and add the onions, stirring often fry for 10 minutes until lightly browned.
  5. Now add the apples, when they are golden, add the sauerkraut, sausages and beer. Mix well.
  6. Now add the caraway, thyme, salt and pepper; cover and simmer for 30 minutes, adding a little water if necessary.
  7. Serve as a sandwich or with fried potatoes.

    Sandwich: Add the sausage and sauerkraut to a toasted bun and drizzle mustard over top.

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About Sauerkraut & Brats

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American

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