I put this recipe together for my husband and 3-year-old. They both liked the brat and he liked the kraut. I had some leftover when I got home. I was skeptical about the apple, but it was good. The fat from the brats melted into the kraut, which made it extra yummy. It took longer than 3-4 hours, so you'll definitely want to check the temperature before serving. My kraut already had caraway seeds, so I cut back on those. We skipped the buns. I'm keeping this recipe as an alternative to our usual grilled brats.
Slow-Cooker Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Apples
xbaber Posted: 09/22/10
SuzyLamb Posted: 10/13/10
Very tasty! My family loved it, especially the apple twist in the sauerkraut!
rockyhillgal Posted: 10/29/11
The onion and apples weren't cooking on track with the bratwurst, so after 2 hours I jacked up my crockpot to high. At 3 hours, the onion and apples still weren't done, but the (fresh) bratwurst was overcooked. The flavor was only so-so, even after adding some crumbled bacon and Riesling.
AngelaComment Posted: 02/15/13
I loved this recipe! The only changes I made were, slow cooking it on high for 3 hours then I took the bratwurst out and browned them on the stove, put back into the crockpot for another 30 minutes. I will definitely make this again!!
Dougboy Posted: 01/20/14
This is really great. The brats come out juicy and delicious and the sauerkraut is so tasty. I think I'll try using something more substantial than a regular hot dog bun next time as the brats are big and wet.