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
Cost per Serving: $1.46
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Recipe Time

Cook Time:
: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 470
  • Fat: 27g
  • Saturated fat: 9g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbohydrate: 36g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Sodium: 1497mg


  • 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


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