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Beer and Kraut Brats

Beer and Kraut Brats
  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 45 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 482 1 serving

You can enjoy the flavors of Oktoberfest any time of year with this hearty beer brats and kraut recipe that cooks quickly right on top of the stove.


cost per recipe: $6.55

  • 1/2  pound, thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 1 pound pork bratwurst, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) beer
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed French Onion Soup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 pound fresh sauerkraut, drained (about 3 cups)


  • Tips

    • Serving Suggestion: Serve over hot mashed potatoes or cooked egg noodles.
  • Step 1

    Cook the bacon in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes or until crisp. Remove the bacon from the skillet and let drain on paper towels.  Pour off the drippings.

  • Step 2

    Add the bratwurst to the skillet and cook until well browned, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 3

    Stir the beer, soup, brown sugar, sauerkraut and bacon in the skillet and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cook for 15 minutes or until the bratwurst is cooked through, stirring occasionally.


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  • Easy German-Inspired Feast

    Megan C.
    March 5, 2019

    I wanted an easy German-inspired meal to make for Reformation and this was perfect! I don’t like really sweet dishes so I took out the brown sugar entirely. I also used pre-cooked bacon for a quicker addition. It was a very flavorful and easy concoction. I added some spicy mustard on the side and enjoyed. My sister loved the recipe and even loved the sauerkraut - which she is usually never a fan of. This recipe was a win!

  • Love the recipe

    October 11, 2015

    I have made this recipe many times and each time it is delicious. My neighbors loved it and now they are making it. And it's easy too!

  • Great way to eat sauerkraut

    Laura B.
    March 22, 2015

    Despite the many higher-sodium ingredients in this recipe (brats, sauerkraut, bacon, onion soup), this recipe turned out with a sweet taste. We served it over mashed potatoes and it turned out great.

  • Beer and Kraut Brats

    Carmine P.
    March 11, 2009

    I served it with egg noodles. Everyone loved it!

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Calories 482
Fat Calories 259
Total Fat 28.8 g
Sat. Fat 9.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Sugar 18.28 g
Vitamin A 5
Vitamin C 16.7 mg
Calcium 89 mg
Iron 2.46 mg
Potassium 674 mg
Cholesterol 72 mg
Sodium 2147 mg
Total Carb 31.5 g
Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
Protein 18.9 g
Total Fat %DV 37 %DV
Sat. Fat 48 %DV
Vitamin A 1 %DV
Vitamin C 19 %DV
Calcium 7 %DV
Iron 14 %DV
Cholesterol 24 %DV
Total Carb %DV 11 %DV
Potassium 14 %DV
Fiber 14 %DV
Added Sugars 0.58 g
Vitamin D 0.9 mg
Vitamin E 0.43 mg
Vitamin K 17.2 mg
thiamine 0.466 mg
Riboflavin 88.858 mg
Niacin 6.071 mg
Vitamin B6 0.531 mg
Folate 35 mg
Vitamin B12 0.75 mg
Biotin 0 mg
Panthothenic Acid 0.849 mg
Phosphorus 294 mg
Iodine 0 mg
Magnesium 51 mg
Zinc 3.392 mg
Selenium 39.7 mg
Copper 0.215 mg
Manganese 0.201 mg
Chromium 0 mg
Molybdenum 0 mg
Chloride 0 mg
Choline 0 mg
Sodium %DV 2147 mg
Added Sugars 1 %DV
Vitamin D 5 %DV
Vitamin E 3 %DV
Vitamin K 14 %DV
Thiamin 39 %DV
Riboflavin 24 %DV
Niacin 38 %DV
Vitamin B6 31 %DV
Folate 9 %DV
Vitamin B12 31 %DV
Biotin 0 %DV
Panthothenic Acid 17 %DV
Phosphorus 24 %DV
Iodine 0 %DV
Magnesium 12 %DV
Zinc 31 %DV
Selenium 72 %DV
Copper 24 %DV
Manganese 9 %DV
Chromium 0 %DV
Molybdenum 0 %DV
Chloride 0 %DV
Choline 0 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.