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Cooking beer brats in the oven

Beer Brats In Oven

Posted by: Ari Laing

Let's make beer brats in the oven! Layer sauerkraut, sliced onions, and apple in a large dutch oven with caraway seeds, fennel seeds, and mustard. Use your favorite beer to braise the bratwurst, then serve with whole grain Dijon mustard or on brioche buns! This is a great, simple-to-make one pot meal for Oktoberfest or any cool fall evening. Ready in less than 1 hour! GF, DF

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Beer Brats In Oven

Let's make beer brats in the oven! Layer sauerkraut, sliced onions, and apple in a large dutch oven with caraway seeds, fennel seeds, and mustard. Use your favorite beer to braise the bratwurst, then serve with whole grain Dijon mustard or on brioche buns! This is a great, simple-to-make one pot meal for Oktoberfest or any cool fall evening. Ready in less than 1 hour! GF, DF
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, German
Keyword: beer boiled brats, cooking brats in beer, german bratwurst, sauerkraut
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Ari Laing

Equipment

  • Colander
  • Mortar and pestle (or small coffee bean grinder)
  • Dutch oven or large skillet with deep sides

Ingredients

  • 4 bratwurst can use up to 8 sausages for this recipe
  • 2 cups sauerkraut
  • 2 sweet onions thinly sliced
  • 1 large apple peeled, cored, and sliced into half moons
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  • 16 oz beer
  • 1 cup water
  • whole grain Dijon mustard for serving
  • brioche buns optional, for serving

Instructions

  • Rinse the sauerkraut. Preheat an oven to 425 F. Rinse, drain, then squeeze out the excess moisture from the sauerkraut over a colander. Set aside.
  • Grind the spiced. Place 1 tsp each of caraway seeds, fennel seeds, and mustard seed in a mortar, is using. Use the pestle to grind the spices into a fine powder. Alternatively, place spices in a small coffee grinder, then pulse until very fine.
  • Assemble the ingredients. Add sauerkraut, sliced onion, and apple to a large dutch oven. Season with ground spices, then add bratwurst on top.
  • Add the liquid. Pour one 16 oz can of beer and 1 cup of water to the pot.
  • Cook brats in oven. Place the beer brats in oven, then cook for 20 minutes. Carefully flip the brats over, then cook an additional 20 minutes, or until the brats are crispy on the outside and have reached an internal temperature of 160 F.
  • Serve immediately with whole grain Dijon mustard, either in brioche buns or alongside your favorite roasted potatoes.

Notes

  • Nutrition facts do not include brioche buns
  • Use a beer you like! The flavor will intensify and deepen throughout cooking.
  • Don't add too many apples! If you add equal parts onion and apple, the whole dish comes out too sweet.
  • Always serve with Dijon mustard! 
  • Use high quality brats and sauerkraut! Trust us, using high quality makes a difference. Look for local products whenever possible.

Nutrition

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 1050mg | Potassium: 658mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2mg
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