- 10 uncooked bratwurst links (we used Johnsonville Brats Original)
- 3 bottles (12 oz. each) light beer or nonalcoholic beer (we used Michelob Ultra Pure Gold)
- 1 large sweet onion, sliced (we thinly sliced the onion)
- 1 can (14 oz.) sauerkraut, rinsed and well-drained
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup chili sauce
- 2 Tbsp. ketchup
- 1 Tbsp. finely chopped onion (we used a yellow onion)
- 2 tsp. sweet pickle relish
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/8 tsp. pepper
- 10 hoagie buns, split
- 10 slices Swiss cheese
- In batches, brown your bratwurst in a large skillet (we browned 5 of the links at a time). Add the beer, sliced onion and sauerkraut to a 5-qt. slow cooker (we used a 6-qt. slow cooker), stirring to combine. Place the browned bratwurst in the slow cooker, putting the lid on and cooking for 7-9 hours on LOW or until the sausages are fully cooked (our bratwurst were fully cooked when we checked them at the 7 hour mark).
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Take a small mixing bowl out and add the following ingredients to it, stirring to combine: mayonnaise, chili sauce, ketchup, chopped onion, relish, garlic and pepper. Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the cut sides of the buns, adding the cheese on next followed by the bratwurst and the sauerkraut mixture (we used a slotted spoon to get the sauerkraut mixture without all the liquid). Place the buns on an ungreased baking sheet (we lined our baking sheet with aluminum foil before placing the buns on it). Stick the sheet in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese has melted (our cheese melted by the 8 minute mark).
*We poured a tablespoon of vegetable oil into a large cast-iron skillet, letting the oil get hot before adding in the bratwurst to get browned.
This was a tasty bratwurst ! You definitely taste the Swiss cheese and the bratwurst but we didn’t taste the sauce and sauerkraut mixture much. The cheese is ooey gooey, the bratwurst is nice and juicy, it just made us want to keep coming back fr more ! If you’re looking for something to serve on a game day, this would be a great handheld dish to enjoy !
This recipe came from Taste Of Home.
We weren’t paid in any form to promote Johnsonville, Michelob or Taste Of Home.
Take care everybody !