'No Beer Available' Bratwurst


Everyone knows that boiling bratwurst in beer is a great way to prepare them, but what if you don't have or can't use beer? Try this substitute recipe that makes delicious bratwurst.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 2 onions, cut into 6 pieces

  • 10 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 liters ginger ale

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar sauerkraut with liquid

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 6 fresh bratwurst sausages


  1. Combine the onions, garlic, ginger ale, sauerkraut with liquid, and pepper in a large pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer another 7 to 10 minutes. Add the bratwurst and simmer until the sausages are cooked through, about 15 minutes. Drain, and serve with sauerkraut.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

480 Calories
28g Fat
43g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 480
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1336mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 18mg 92%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 587mg 12%

* 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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