Braised Bratwurst with Bacon, Apples and 'Kraut

Braised Bratwurst with Bacon, Apples and 'Kraut
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 12 ounce bottle beer
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 8 cooked bratwurst sausage
  • 5 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 pound sauerkraut, drained
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 2 granny smith apples, cut into matchsticks


In a saucepan, simmer the beer, chicken broth and bratwurst for 10 minutes. Reserve the bratwurst and cooking liquid separately.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat for 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate. Add the onions to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat until softened. Add the reserved cooking liquid, bring to a boil and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 8 minutes. Add the sauerkraut, carrots, bacon and bratwurst and cook, covered, until heated through. Stir in the apples.