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Brats and Kraut served over mashed potatoes

Brats and Kraut over Mashed Potatoes

Sauerkraut is caramelized sweet by cooking it with a Belgian Ale. Add some pan seared bratwurst and you've got a traditional German plate of goodness.
Course Main Course
Cuisine German
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 613kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 ½ bottles Spaten Lager or other beer ½ bottle for the chef
  • 4 bratwursts or other German sausage
  • 2-3 cups sauerkraut


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Pour olive oil in skillet and heat on medium high heat. Add the sliced onions and cook until they soften and are light gold in color. Add bratwursts and 1 ½ bottles of beer and braise about 10 minutes, turning the bratwursts periodically and sipping frequently from the remaining ½ bottle of beer.
  • Pour braising liquid into a baking dish and reserve. Return the skillet to medium high heat, brown the bratwursts on each side, and place in baking dish. Cover the bratwursts with sauerkraut and bake uncovered in oven for approximately 20—25 minutes.
  • Serve the bratwursts and sauerkraut over bed of mashed potatoes.


Calories: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 2058mg | Potassium: 781mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 3mg