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Bavarian Bratwurst Supper

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min.

Makes

4 servings

My family enjoys the flavors of hot German potato salad and bratwurst, especially during the cooler months. This original skillet recipe is truly a one-dish meal, combining meat, potatoes, apple and sauerkraut. For a lower-fat version, try using turkey bratwurst and turkey bacon.

Ingredients

  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 4 fresh bratwurst links, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium tart apple, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) Bavarian-style sauerkraut, drained

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels. In the drippings, cook and stir bratwurst for 10-12 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Remove with a slotted spoon. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings. Saute apple and onion in drippings until lightly browned.
  2. Stir in the vinegar, brown sugar, mustard, salt, pepper and bratwurst. Cover and cook for 12 minutes. Add potatoes and sauerkraut; cook and stir 12 minutes longer or until heated through. Sprinkle with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 453 calories, 25g fat (9g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1590mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 5g fiber), 17g protein.

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