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Brat Sauerkraut Supper Recipe

Brat Sauerkraut Supper Recipe

Ann Christensen of Mesa, Arizona shares this stick-to-your-ribs German dish that's sure to satisfy even the biggest appetite at your house. Sliced apple and apple juice lend mellowing sweetness to the tangy sauerkraut, flavorful bratwurst, red potatoes and bacon. Serve it alongside rye bread.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 jar (32 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 medium red potatoes, peeled, halved and cut into thin slices
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and cut into thick slices
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pound fully cooked bratwurst links
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • 1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 11 ingredients. Top with bratwurst. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until potatoes are tender. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 6 servings.

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Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"This dish is delicious and easy. I browned the brats first and cooked for 4-3/4 hrs in the crock, which was a bit too long. Would add a bit more potato, sausage and apple juice next time. Johnsonville has very flavorful brats. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"made it half a dozen times, easy, and always a hit, i don't bother with the apple but everything else is the same..i use Johnsonville stadium brats, i like them best..i never liked sauerkraut til I had this..thanks!"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"This is sooooo good. Everyone in my family loves it, especially my husband. I make it often."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"I used smoked turkey sausage and turkey bacon to make it healthier."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"My family and friends have gotten to enjoy this dish many times. Its a great fall supper when the weather cools off, and its easy to make ahead for a crowd. Make too much, cause its even better as left-overs."

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