Brats, Onions, and Apples


This brats with apples and onions recipe makes a very hearty meal that's good in the autumn or winter. It has lots of flavor and is very much a comforting meal after a long day in the cold. It pairs well with coleslaw.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 bratwurst

  • 2 apple, cored and sliced

  • 1 sweet onion, sliced

  • 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles beer

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook bratwurst in hot oil until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove bratwurst to a plate, reserving drippings in the skillet.

  2. Stir apple and onion slices into the reserved drippings; cook and stir until onion softens, about 6 minutes. Return bratwurst to the skillet, nestling them into the onion mixture. Pour beer over sausages; season with salt and pepper.

  3. Bring beer to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until bratwurst is no longer pink in the center, 25 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).


Try replacing the beer with hard cider for a fruitier flavor.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

428 Calories
27g Fat
23g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 428
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 821mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 177mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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