Wanted to do something different with brats, so I put this together from ingredients I had in the cupboard.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cook bratwurst in a skillet over medium-high heat just until nicely browned on the outside.

    Advertisement
  • Spread sauerkraut in the bottom of a 9x11 casserole dish, leaving a 2 inch margin at the edges. Sprinkle celery salt and brown sugar over the sauerkraut. Place the sausages on top. Pour the beans around the outer edge of the sauerkraut. Cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil.

  • Bake for about 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until bratwurst links are cooked through.

Nutrition Facts

533 calories; protein 22.6g; carbohydrates 38.5g; fat 33.8g; cholesterol 84mg; sodium 2905.5mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (46)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2005
Very good recipe but an excellent variation on this is: 1. Always precook the brats in straight beer with onions chopped up into large pieces in beer. Boil the onions in beer until soft prior to boiling brats. Only boil brats for 5 minutes then take off heat and let it soak in all the beer and onion flavor for a while. 2. Take several jalapenos and center celery stalks and chop to small 1/4" pieces and sautee them in butter over a low heat until very soft. Keep pan covered. I use 50/50 mixture but if you like it hotter go 66/33 or if not so hot go 25/75(first number is percentage of jalapeno in mix) 3. Take a flavor injector syringe and inject the jalapeno and celery into the brat. Be sure to only inject the mixture into the ends of the brat not through the sides because the the juice will leak out during the cooking with the sauerkraut. 4. Put brats in the sauerkraut and cook til done. 5. Use the onions in the beer on your sandwich. 6. Enjoy Read More
(51)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/24/2005
My guys were really disappointed with this recipe...it's basically pretty ugly and we couldn't figure out what to do with everything... way too mushy to put in a bun..do you put the beans in or have them on the side? They henceforth have demanded I not adulterate their beloved brats and kraut. I love this site for printing recipes just before I go home and have a huge stack of recipes that stepson wants to take to college. Unfortunately this one went in the trash... sorry! Read More
(14)
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2005
I liked the sweet/sour concept so the next time I made this I doubled the brown sugar and sprinked 1 tbsp. over the saurkraut and 1 over the beans. This was good on a bun with some ketchup (honest!) but it's also good without the bun. Want it extra quick and easy? Use a bag of Johnsonville pre-cooked brats thawed but throw them in still cold. Works wonderfully. My whole family liked this even my 18-month old. This deserves 5 stars simply because it tastes good but it's so fast and easy. After making this a few times I realized a regular size can of saurkraut is plenty at least for our tastes. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2005
Very good recipe but an excellent variation on this is: 1. Always precook the brats in straight beer with onions chopped up into large pieces in beer. Boil the onions in beer until soft prior to boiling brats. Only boil brats for 5 minutes then take off heat and let it soak in all the beer and onion flavor for a while. 2. Take several jalapenos and center celery stalks and chop to small 1/4" pieces and sautee them in butter over a low heat until very soft. Keep pan covered. I use 50/50 mixture but if you like it hotter go 66/33 or if not so hot go 25/75(first number is percentage of jalapeno in mix) 3. Take a flavor injector syringe and inject the jalapeno and celery into the brat. Be sure to only inject the mixture into the ends of the brat not through the sides because the the juice will leak out during the cooking with the sauerkraut. 4. Put brats in the sauerkraut and cook til done. 5. Use the onions in the beer on your sandwich. 6. Enjoy Read More
(51)
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2006
A huge hit with my hubby Debbie! Altered the recipe a bit by lightly browning some onion in a pan while several strips of bacon were cooking in the microwave. I added the sauerkraut to the onion then the bacon plus caraway seeds. (German people need these seeds in their kraut) After simmering for about fifteen minutes I then proceeded with the recipe. I used Johnsonville Brats even though my Dad Otto would probably laugh at me. Sorry Dad but they're good. Anyway this is a good and comforting dish and I thank you for submitting it. Read More
(35)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2005
Very tasty!! I LOVE sauerkraut but my husband detests the stuff and gets mad at me whenever I try to feed it to him!! He actually ate it and commented that it 'tasted pretty good' HA! I could not bring myself to buy the pale anemic uncooked bratwurst so I started with the precooked kind and skipped step 1. I did rinse and then simmer my kraut in a pan with a bit of water and beer for about 15 min. and then put a generous amount of brown sugar on top after putting it in the baking dish (my attempt at disguising it for hubby dear). There were no leftovers my 7yo ate up the extra brats hubby claimed the beans and I got the kraut...everyone was happy! Read More
(25)
Rating: 1 stars
03/24/2005
My guys were really disappointed with this recipe...it's basically pretty ugly and we couldn't figure out what to do with everything... way too mushy to put in a bun..do you put the beans in or have them on the side? They henceforth have demanded I not adulterate their beloved brats and kraut. I love this site for printing recipes just before I go home and have a huge stack of recipes that stepson wants to take to college. Unfortunately this one went in the trash... sorry! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2007
This WAS the best.....I didn't have any celery salt so I omitted that. Didn't even miss it. But everything else added made this a wonderful meal. I used the brat buns and everyone loved them. Very juicy and tender. The beans themselves were delicious added to the brats along with the tasty sauerkraut. With a little sweetness from the brown sugar....It made this a perfect meal. Read More
(10)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2005
This recipe was quick tasty and great everyone loved it..I used Bush"s beans and 2 Tbls. sugar..Kids love this recipe and it gets the veggies in them..Great for a picnic!!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2005
I made this dish but substituted a can of drained black beans for the baked beans. I like this dish. It was quick and easy and the sour/sugar combo was a hit. Next time though I will add a little more than the called for tablespoon of sugar. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2006
I'm giving this 4 stars because it is so quick easy inexpensive and uses things that I always have on hand. It really isn't anything spectacular but it did the job. Thanks! Read More
(7)
Advertisement