Octoberfest Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Skillet

Recipe by PalatablePastime

Be sure to have your German beer ready to go with this!

Top Review by Bergy

MMMmmm MMmmm good! I cut the recipe in half and it was just fine.Got everything ready in the AM put it in a casserole dish and baked it covered in a 350 oven for 45 minutes. I had added all the ingredients step by step including the apples in before baking - took off the cover for the last 20 minutes. This recipe has given me an idea for another version that I may try in the future and if it works Sue of course I will credit this one for the inspiration!! Thanks for another great meal

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp; remove from pan, drain, and crumble; set aside.
  2. Drain off all but 2 tbsp of dripping in pan (or use butter or margarine if you prefer); add onion and garlic to drippings; cook over medium heat until tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in sauerkraut, potatoes, 2 cups water, apple cider, brown sugar, bouillon, caraway, and bay leaf.
  4. Bring to a boil over heat.
  5. Meanwhile, brown bratwurst in another skillet over medium heat until browned, turning to brown all sides.
  6. Add to sauerkraut mixture when it comes to a boil; then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add apples, and cook, covered, for 5-10 minutes more or until apples are tender.
  8. Stir in the bacon, and discard the bay leaf; serve.

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