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Brats with Sauerkraut

I've made many variations of this excellent main dish. The bratwurst can be plain, smoked or cheese-flavored, served whole or cut in slices, with a bun or without. It would be popular at a party or potluck.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 uncooked bratwurst links
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 8 brat buns, split

Directions

  • Place the bratwurst in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the sauerkraut, apples, bacon, brown sugar, onion and mustard; spoon over bratwurst.
  • Cover and cook on low until a thermometer inserted in the sausage reads 160°, 6-8 hours.
  • Place brats in buns; using a slotted spoon, top with sauerkraut mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 brat: 534 calories, 28g fat (11g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 1188mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein.

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