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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
Total Fat 28.7 g
Sat. Fat 9.5 g
Cholesterol 72 mg
Sodium 2146 mg
Total Carb 31.4 g
Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
Protein 18.9 g
Vitamin A 1 %DV
Vitamin C 19 %DV
Calcium 7 %DV
Iron 14 %DV

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