Slow-Cooked Reuben Brats Recipe
- 10 uncooked Johnsonville® Original Bratwurst
- 3 cans (12 ounces each) light beer or nonalcoholic beer
- 1 large sweet onion, sliced
- 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
- 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 10 hoagie buns, split
- 10 slices Swiss cheese
- In a large skillet, brown bratwurst in batches; drain. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine beer, sliced onion and sauerkraut; top with bratwurst. Cook, covered, on low 7-9 hours or until sausages are cooked through.
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, chili sauce, ketchup, chopped onion, relish, garlic and pepper until blended. Spread over cut sides of buns; top with cheese, bratwurst and sauerkraut mixture. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10 servings.
This recipe pairs well with a medium white wine.
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I am from Johnstown PA.. This was a staple in my household for many years! To this day I still do Pork (of all kinds), sauerkraut, onions and apples in my crock-pot and every "Southern Californian" who thinks they are SOOO healthy, cant get enough of this dish...especially during Football season. It was nice to see someone from my hometown (which I return to see family every 2 months) bring this to the table!!!You'ens did good!
I tried these with a couple changes. Rather than using beer (which we don't drink and if I don't use it, I don't buy it), I used beef broth and I think it imparted a richer flavor to the brats. I also tweaked the sauce because of personal flavor preferences, though not much.. I used bollilo rolls cause I like buns that don't get mushy. Will make again.
Very easy, very good!! My hubby is still raving about it. It's a keeper to write down for the recipe box. The toasting in the oven is also magic to this recipe. Mmmm GOOD!!!!
I made this recipe last night for my husband and me. I used half the brats and half the beer. If I were to make the 10 brats I would still use half the beer. There was still a lot of liquid with just half the beer. There was very little prep time with recipe, very easy. Although I use the mayonnaise mix, next time if I'm in a hurry I will use a bottle of Thousand Island dressing. And I may use a more robust beer. I will make this recipe again.
I made these today....like the slow cooker mix....the spread was great but I think I prefer the brauts grilled & The Kraut cooked with 1 beer( felt the beer overpowered the other flavors) ....great combo either way!