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  • Active Time : 20 minutes
  • Total Time : about 1 hour
  • Serves : 10-12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons Essential Everyday Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 3 pounds fresh bratwurst links
  • 2 cups chopped red onion
  • 1 large apple peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 32 ounce package refrigerated Essential Everyday Sauerkraut drained
  • 3 12 ounce cans dark beer or 4 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed Essential Everyday Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • - brat buns


In a stockpot or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; add brats and cook until browned on all sides. Remove from pan; set aside.

Add onions, apple and garlic to pan; salt and pepper to taste. Sauté until onions are caramelized (about 5-7 minutes). Stir in sauerkraut, beer or chicken broth, sugar and mustard; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to simmer. Add brats to pan and cover; simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove brats from pan; strain sauerkraut. Serve brats on buns with kraut.

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