Bratwurst in Beer with Sauerkraut Relish Recipe

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Bratwurst in Beer with Sauerkraut Relish Recipe

This bratwurst in beer recipe features flavorful, marinated brats grilled and served on rolls or buns. The homemade sauerkraut relish helps add a sour kick to balance out the meaty flavors.

How To Make Bratwurst in Beer with Sauerkraut Relish

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 28 mins
Total: 43 mins


  • 6 bratwursts, fresh
  • 3 cans beer, 12 oz
  • 6 soft French sandwich rolls , or hot dog buns, split and toasted
  • Mustard, various, as desired

For Sauerkraut Relish:

  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp pickling spice
  • 1 tsp caraway seed
  • 8 oz sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup sweet red pepper, finely chopped


  1. Prick several holes in the skin of the bratwurst.

  2. In a large pot, combine bratwurst and beer. Bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered for about 20 minutes or until the sausage is no longer pink. Drain.

  4. Grill bratwursts over medium heat for 7 to 8 minutes or until bratwurst skins are golden, turning frequently.

  5. Serve on rolls or buns with mustard and sauerkraut relish if desired.

Preparing the relish

  1. Combine vinegar and sugar. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved.

  2. Stir in pickling spice and caraway seed.

  3. Stir in sauerkraut and pepper. Cover and chill until ready to serve.


  • Sugar: 4g
  • :
  • Calcium: 96mg
  • Calories: 484kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Cholesterol: 49mg
  • Fat: 22g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 417mg
  • Protein: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 1126mg
  • Vitamin A: 194IU
  • Vitamin C: 13mg
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