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Brats with Sauerkraut Recipe

Brats with Sauerkraut Recipe

I've made many variations of this excellent main dish. The bratwurst can be plain, smoked or cheese-flavored, served whole or cut in slices, with a bun or without. It would be popular at a party or potluck.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 8 uncooked bratwurst links
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 8 brat buns, split


  • 1. Place the bratwurst in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the sauerkraut, apples, bacon, brown sugar, onion and mustard; spoon over bratwurst.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until a thermometer inserted in the sausage reads 160°.
  • 3. Place brats in buns; using a slotted spoon, top with sauerkraut mixture. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 534 calories, 28g fat (11g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 1188mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein.

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Kathryn User ID: 4149411 263645
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2017

"Loved this! Pretty much going to be what I measure other brats and kraut recipes against."

Funcooking4 User ID: 7215209 106720
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"This was my first time trying this recipe and it's good. My husband enjoyed and it's a recipe we can make it again.. The only thing we notice is the sauerkraut was very dark in color after it was done nothing like the pic of recipe showing, why is that?"

Cindy Boor User ID: 1411610 152774
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"I'm making this today. I'm a little afraid that there's no liquid in it but I'm going with the recipe anyways but I did double up on the sugar cause I like it sweet so I'll let you know.I'm only giving it three stars cause I haven't tried it yet but it's super simple to make."

pastiepie User ID: 1062574 134750
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"We did not like this. Not sure if I did something wrong but none of us liked. Sorry"

jmoller User ID: 6227228 160337
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"I make this once a week. My family loves it! I use 10 brats, and I add a half of cabbage quartered. Delicious!"

Heidrunca User ID: 6772605 61937
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"This was delicious! I followed the recipe except used a jumbo onion and a little more brown sugar. Will make again for sure!"

rrharding User ID: 1042999 135293
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2012

"Very good. Nice to come home to on a cold snowy day."

jmoller User ID: 6227228 68500
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

"My friend makes this and it's great!!"

Try2cook4fun User ID: 6063295 160333
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2011

"Family loved it! I made this in a slow cooker. It's summer so I substituted 1 cup of apple butter for the apples. Left out mustard & bacon and doubled sugar & onion. This was delicious! A keeper!"

redhead19552002 User ID: 220729 61933
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2009

"sorry that should be and only add onions and sugar to the kraut.


redhead19552002 User ID: 220729 61932
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2009

"I do the sauerkraut and weiners and on add onions and sugar to the kraut.


Johnnytwopants User ID: 2220959 156354
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2009

"I haven't tried this recipe yet, but I was brought up on brats and sauerkraut so I know it would be delicious. I cannot wait."

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