Great recipe just as written. My GF is vegetarian and I use the plant-based brats and they taste great. It's become a favorite. Super easy to make too.
P.S. I also added fresh ground black pepper.
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.
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!!
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.
Very tasty! My family loved it, especially the apple twist in the sauerkraut!