Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
This brat recipes screams Oktoberfest to me. It is best done on the grill as the sauerkraut needs to cook indirectly, but I have done it on the campfire, by arranging the coals. Serve with a good German beer!
- 6 fresh bratwursts (preferably Johnsonville)
- 1 small yellow onion
- 1 small granny smith apple
- 1⁄2 lb sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
- 12 ounces beer, at room temperature
- 3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
- 1 teaspoon caraway seed (optional)
- 6 hot dog buns
- In a heavy-duty foil pan, arrange the bratwurst in a single layer.
- Trim the ends from the onion.
- Cut the onion in half lengthwise, then cut each half lengthwise into 1/8-inch slices. Core and quarter the apple, and cut lengthwise into 1/8-inch slices.
- Scatter the onions, apples and sauerkraut over the bratwurst.
- In a medium bowl, mix the beer, mustard, and the caraway seeds, if using.
- Add the beer mixture to the pan.
- Grill over Direct Medium heat for about 20 minutes, turning the bratwurst 2 or 3 times.
- Remove the bratwurst from the pan but leave the pan where it is to continue to cook the sauerkraut mixture.
- Grill the bratwurst over Direct Medium heat until nicely browned, 2 to 3 minutes, turning once.
- Serve the bratwurst in hot dog buns with the sauerkraut mixture.
- Serve more mustard on top, if desired.
Loved the recipe - I served the brat & Kraut on a whole wheat tortilla MMm so good. I added 1 tbsp of brown sugar Splenda. I baked it in a 400f oven uncovered for 30 minutes turning the brats, apples and kraut over about 3 times then I broiled for 15 minutes, again turning the brats once
I really like this one! I'm normally not a big fan of sauerkraut and brats, but this was great. I cooked it on the stovetop instead of the grill, too.