Grilled Beer Brats with Sauerkraut

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Grilled Beer Brats with Sauerkraut

Chef Tom
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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine German
Servings 12 people
Calories 451 kcal


  • Grill


  • 5 bacon strips chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 medium apple peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 can 14 ounces sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 12 uncooked bratwurst links
  • 1 bottle 12 ounces dark German beer
  • 12 long rolls split


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  • Cook and stir onion in bacon drippings until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 15-20 minutes or until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add apple and garlic; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in sauerkraut, mustard, brown sugar and cooked bacon.
  • Transfer to a 13x9-in. disposable foil pan. Place bratwurst on top. Pour beer over bratwurst. Place pan on grill rack over medium heat; cook, covered, 30-35 minutes or until sausages are no longer pink. Remove pan from heat.
  • Place the bratwurst directly on the grill. Grill, covered, 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned. Serve on buns with sauerkraut mixture.


Calories: 451kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 16gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 955mgPotassium: 283mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 11mg
Keyword oktoberfest
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