Slow-Cooker Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Apples

Photo: Ryan Benyi: Styling: A.J. Battifarano
Simmer bratwurst in the slow cooker along with sauerkraut, apple, mustard and  brown sugar to add rich, deep flavor to the sausages.  Serve on buns for a hearty main dish. 

Yield:

Serves 8

Recipe Time

: 5 Minutes
Cook: 4 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 470
Fat 27 g
Satfat 9 g
Protein 18 g
Carbohydrate 36 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Sodium 1497 mg

Ingredients

8 bratwurst links
1 16-oz. package sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1/2 cup mustard
8 hot dog buns

Preparation

1. Place bratwurst links in slow cooker and top with sauerkraut, apples and onion. Sprinkle with brown sugar and caraway seeds. Cover and cook on low until bratwurst reaches 165ºF on an instant-read thermometer, 3 to 4 hours.

2. Spread 1 Tbsp. mustard on each hot dog bun. Spoon some sauerkraut mixture on buns, top each with a sausage and serve.

Note:

October 2010