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Brats with Spicy Sauerkraut

Brats with Spicy Sauerkraut

The flavors of a Chicago-style hot dog come together in this brat recipe with a spicy sauerkraut topping.

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20 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time



6 uncooked bratwurst

1 (12-ounce) can beer  


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper

2 tablespoons chopped onion

2 teaspoons serrano or jalapeño chile pepper, seeded, chopped

1 cup drained sauerkraut


6 bratwurst buns, toasted, if desired


 *Substitute 1 1/2 cups water.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

  2. STEP 2

    Place bratwurst and beer into 4-quart saucepan. Cook over high heat 3-4 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; gently boil 10 minutes. Pierce each bratwurst with fork.

  3. STEP 3

    Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling. Add bell pepper, onion and chile pepper; cook 1-2 minutes or until peppers and onion are crisply tender. Stir in sauerkraut; cook until heated through.

  4. STEP 4

    Place bratwurst onto grill. Grill, turning once, 6-10 minutes or until browned.

  5. STEP 5

    Serve bratwurst on buns; top with sauerkraut.

Nutrition (1 serving)

470 Calories
30 Fat (g)
75 Cholesterol (mg)
1120 Sodium (mg)
27 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
16 Protein (g)
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