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Saucy Bratwurst Supper

For a change-of-pace dinner menu, I pull out this sensational bratwurst recipe. The caraway and other seasonings give this meaty main dish wonderful old-world flair. My husband thinks it's terrific. -Robin Huber, Calgary, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 fresh bratwurst links
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  • In a large skillet, brown bratwurst; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add mushrooms, tomatoes, vinegar, bay leaf, caraway, salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  • Return bratwurst to skillet. Add apple juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 18-22 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  • Discard bay leaf. Remove bratwurst; keep warm. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually add to sauce mixture; bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Serve with the bratwurst.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 251 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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