Beer-Bathed Brats With Sauerkraut and Apples

Total Time
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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy-duty foil pan, arrange the bratwurst in a single layer.
  2. Trim the ends from the onion.
  3. 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.
  4. Scatter the onions, apples and sauerkraut over the bratwurst.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix the beer, mustard, and the caraway seeds, if using.
  6. Add the beer mixture to the pan.
  7. Grill over Direct Medium heat for about 20 minutes, turning the bratwurst 2 or 3 times.
  8. Remove the bratwurst from the pan but leave the pan where it is to continue to cook the sauerkraut mixture.
  9. Grill the bratwurst over Direct Medium heat until nicely browned, 2 to 3 minutes, turning once.
  10. Serve the bratwurst in hot dog buns with the sauerkraut mixture.
  11. Serve more mustard on top, if desired.
Most Helpful

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

Bergy July 23, 2010

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.

ChristieW August 06, 2007