This recipe for Beer and Kraut Brats doesn't need more than a handful of ingredients because each one brings so much flavor! The browning of the bratwurst is key- it only takes about 10 minutes and the flavor payoff is huge. Then the brats simmer with sauerkraut in a mixture of condensed French onion soup and brown sugar, for the perfect balance of rich and savory with tangy and sweet. You can serve these Beer and Kraut Brats over mashed potatoes or noodles or serve the brats in crusty rolls with the sauerkraut on top and some spicy mustard on the side. This is also a great dish to keep warm in a crockpot on the buffet table!
cost per recipe: $6.55
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.
Add the bratwurst to the skillet and cook until well browned.
Stir in the beer, soup, brown sugar, sauerkraut and bacon and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes or until the bratwurst is done.
Easy German-Inspired Feast
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
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
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
I served it with egg noodles. Everyone loved it!
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.