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Brats with Sauerkraut

 Brats with Sauerkraut
I've made many variations of this excellent main dish. The bratwurst can be plain, smoked or cheese-flavored, served whole or cut in slices, with a bun or without. It would be popular at a party or potluck.
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 8 uncooked Johnsonville® Original Bratwurst
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 8 brat buns, split

Directions

  • Place the bratwurst in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine
  • the sauerkraut, apples, bacon, brown sugar, onion and mustard; spoon
  • over bratwurst.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until a thermometer inserted
  • in the sausage reads 160°.
  • Place brats in buns; using a slotted spoon, top with sauerkraut
  • mixture. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 534 calories, 28 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 1,188 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer