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Oktoberfest Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Skillet

We had this for our noon meal today, and it's good!  It got thumbs up from everyone but DD (who is being extremely negative today...sigh.)  I doubled the amount of bratwurst and used Granny Smith apples.

Octoberfest Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Skillet

By Sue Lau on August 23, 2002

9 Reviews
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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs
  • Servings: 5

About This Recipe

"Be sure to have your German beer ready to go with this!"


    • 6 slices bacon
    • 2 tablespoons butter (optional) or 2 tablespoons margarine (optional)
    • 1 small onions, chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 lbs sauerkraut, rinsed and well-drained
    • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
    • 2 cups water
    • 1/2 cup apple cider or 1/2 cup apple juice
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules
    • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
    • 1 bay leaves
    • 1 lb fresh bratwursts ( about 5)
    • 2 medium apples, cored, and sliced


  1. Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp; remove from pan, drain, and crumble; set aside.
  2. Drain off all but 2 tbsp of dripping in pan (or use butter or margarine if you prefer); add onion and garlic to drippings; cook over medium heat until tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in sauerkraut, potatoes, 2 cups water, apple cider, brown sugar, bouillon, caraway, and bay leaf.
  4. Bring to a boil over heat.
  5. Meanwhile, brown bratwurst in another skillet over medium heat until browned, turning to brown all sides.
  6. Add to sauerkraut mixture when it comes to a boil; then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add apples, and cook, covered, for 5-10 minutes more or until apples are tender.
  8. Stir in the bacon, and discard the bay leaf; serve.
by on Sep. 23, 2012 at 2:02 PM
Replies (11-12):
by Jess on Sep. 30, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Thanks for shraing. My husband will loves this one!

by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Oh yumm!

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