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German Bratwurst Recipe
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German Bratwurst Recipe

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The bacon for this recipe can be used in the Sauerkraut Mashed Potatoes recipe included in this German meal. And what a tasty use for bacon drippings! The tangy mustard and brown sugar make this quick-and-easy German Bratwurst recipe from the Test Kitchen something special.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 5 uncooked Johnsonville® Original Bratwurst
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white wine or additional chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels (save for another use). Drain, reserving 4 tablespoons drippings. In the drippings, cook bratwurst for 10-15 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. Drain skillet.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and broth until smooth; set aside. Add the mustard, brown sugar, wine, vinegar and celery seed to skillet; cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is hot and bubbly.
  3. Gradually add cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return bratwurst to the pan; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes longer or until glazed. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as German Bratwurst in Simple & Delicious September/October 2006, p21

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

Didn't use bacon fat, used margarine. So yummy! A really yummy change from plain bratwurst!

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Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

where do you get the german sausage,I lived in Colordo and you can buy them almst every store,but in Oklahoma I can't find them.

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

We used lean turkey bratwurst and skipped the bacon, trying to make it healthier. Oh so good!

~ Theresa

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