Root Beer Brats
Here's an easy recipe that's versatile, too. Serve the saucy brats over rice for one meal and have them on buns the next. For extra punch, add a splash of root beer concentrate to the sauce. —Pam Thompson, Girard, Illinois
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook:6 hours
- 1 can (12 ounces) root beer
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 teaspoons ground mustard
- 3 teaspoons caraway seeds
- 10 uncooked bratwurst links
- 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
- 10 hoagie buns, toasted
- Thinly sliced red onion, optional
- Prepared mustard, optional
- Whisk first 4 ingredients until blended. In a large nonstick skillet, brown bratwursts over medium-high heat. Transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add onion, chili sauce and root beer mixture.
- Cook, covered, on low until a thermometer inserted in sausage reads at least 160°, 6-8 hours. Serve in buns. If desired, top with onion and mustard.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 563 calories, 30g fat (10g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1575mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.
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Originally published as Slow Cooked Brats with Root Beer Sauce in Simple & Delicious December/January 2017