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Brats with Sauerkraut Recipe

Brats with Sauerkraut Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:8 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until a thermometer inserted in the sausage reads 160°.
  • 3. 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 Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer