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Brats, Onions, and Apples

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"A very hearty meal that's good in the autumn or winter. Lots of flavor and very much a comforting meal after a long day in the cold. It pairs well with coleslaw."
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45 m servings 428
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  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 the onion softens, about 6 minutes. Return bratwurst to the skillet, nestling them into the onion mixture. Pour beer over the sausages; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bring the beer to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the the 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).


  • Cook's Note:
  • Try replacing the beer with hard cider for a fruitier flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 428 calories; 26.7 23.2 11.7 52 821 Full nutrition

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I made this for 2 people using 2 sausages and fairly closely followed the recipe. I didn't use beer, I used a white zin. I also used less olive oil and broke up 1 Tablespoon of butter for the on...

The brats were tasty, but I'm not sure the apples really added anything. We enjoyed these, but next time I'll skip the apples.

This is so easy and so was a big hit! I used cheddar brats, perfect idea. Also, since I live in Belgium, I used good Belgium brown beer...really a great idea.

Delicious, fast and easy. I tripled the recipe, putting the sliced apples, onions, 2 cans of Bavarian sauerkraut, and apple cider (sub for beer) in the crockpot to warm while I browned the brats...

LOVE this recipe! Only change was that I used 2c water and 1T chicken boullion instead of the beer

Not usually a fan of bratwurst but this was great! Only change was used water instead of beer. Topped with honey mustard and served with a green salad. Will definitely use this recipe again.

This is a very good German dish, something my grandmother would have liked. The only difference I did was add a little more onion. Very easy .

doubled recipe, used less onions, delicious

Great recipe. I made it like it said and was really good.Brats are not one of my favorite meats but using the apples and onions and beer made them not so greasy.