Un-Layered Bratwurst & Sauerkraut Bacon-Bake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

A delicious configuration of sauerkrat and brats--developed by a REAL GERMAN.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Begin by greasing the bottom of a cake pan.
  2. Slice the bratwurst into thin coins, and layer the coins on the bottom of the pan.
  3. Next, slice the onion in to thin slices, and scatter on top.
  4. Slice the apple into very thin slices, and layer upon the onion. Sprinkle salt and sugar on this lightly.
  5. Cover the ingredients with the sauerkraut as evenly as possible. Grind pepper over all.
  6. Lay the strips of bacon down, blanketing the entirety. Grind over more pepper, and lightly sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  8. Bake for about 50 minutes; the bacon should be ultra-crispy. Break up bacon with knife and jumble entire mixture thoroughly.
  9. Return to oven for a 30 minutes, top of mixture should brown interestingly.
  10. Remove from oven, and jumble one last time before serving.
  11. Serve with a slotted serving spoon to drain excess juices.
  12. Garnish with chopped walnuts. Serve with grainy mustard.
  13. Questions? Comments? E-Mail Jesse @ frosteternal@gmail.com.
Most Helpful

this was excellent. all of our favorites, sauerkraut, bacon and bratwurst. i shredded the apple instead of slicing it and used the onion in slivers. what an enjoyable, easy dinner. vielen dank

mandabears July 22, 2012

My husband and I love this! Am making it for the third time tonight as we have some left-over brats from our cookout last night. YUMMY!

MommyJan2 August 22, 2010

Have made this twice now, we do like this. It is a nice change, very quick to make and delicious !!! I used Maple Bacon and it gave it a nice sweet taste !! If your bacon is salty I would not add additional salt though. I like to use the low sodium. Thanks for letting us try this, I will make this again.

Baby Chevelle December 18, 2008