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Saucy Bratwurst Supper


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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°.
  • 3. 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.


Average Rating:
  • Oct 12, 2014

    I agree with the reviewer below--the amount of sauce might be a bit much for the number of brats you're cooking BUT the flavor is super! Something different other than grilling the brats. The sauce IS great over mashed potatoes and a good way to use up all that sauce. I confess, I have always hated caraway seeds so I leave them out--it's just as good that way too. Also, I don't like things to be too sweet so I reduced the apple juice to 1/2 C. and added in 1/2 cup of chicken stock. I think that's the perfect blend but do it your way!

  • lurky27
    Jun 3, 2008

    This is delicious, BUT it makes a ton of sauce. We freeze the leftover sauce and when we're in the mood for it again, we buy a new package of bratwurst links, brown them, then add the sauce. Easy!

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