Root Beer Brats Recipe
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Here's an easy recipe that's versatile, too. Serve the saucy brats over rice for one meal and have them on buns the next. For extra punch, add a splash of root beer concentrate to the sauce. &emdash;Pam Thompson, Girard, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook:6 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook:6 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 can (12 ounces) root beer
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 3 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 10 uncooked bratwurst links
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 10 hoagie buns, toasted
  • Thinly sliced red onion, optional
  • Prepared mustard, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 563 calories, 30g fat (10g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1575mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. Whisk first four ingredients until blended. In a large nonstick skillet, brown bratwursts over medium-high heat. Transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add onion, chili sauce and root beer mixture.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours (a thermometer inserted in sausage should read at least 160°). Serve in buns. If desired, top with onion and mustard. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Root Beer Brats in Simple & Delicious December/January 2017

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