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Bavarian Bratwurst Supper

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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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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  • NH-rescue
    Mar 4, 2015

    I was hoping to have some leftovers of this dish, but my family enjoyed it so much it was gone at supper!I didn't find it dry because i used fresh diced potatoes that I sauteed in bacon fat until they were like hash browns. I also used chorizo instead of sausage, which added a lot of flavor.

  • kimb0
    Feb 2, 2014

    This was really good, but after mixing it all together it seemed pretty dry, so added more vinegar/sugar/mustard. Will definitely make again with those tweaks.

  • kidfarm
    Jan 20, 2013

    Great flavor, I doubled the recipe and combined it all in a crock pot.

  • LisaSkog1
    Jan 13, 2013

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  • kalynne
    May 6, 2012

    It's just okay and on the dry side: my preference would be to increase the cider/mustard sauce, definitely add more bacon (!), use a sausage with more flavor than a brat, and decrease the potatoes and sauerkraut somewhat.

  • Alice Leonetti
    Nov 1, 2010

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  • janeldv
    Jun 2, 2010

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