Bratwurst Dogs

I’ve already talked about the fact that I am not a big sports person. I really love game day food though. It is always so huge on flavor and fun to eat. Plus there is nothing Marc likes better than bratwurst, beer and sauerkraut together. So I came up with these amazing and simple bratwurst dogs to both make hubby happy and make some killer game day food!

First, I boiled the bratwurst links. They were beer brats for maximum flavor and we just love them in our house. This was a larger batch to make it game day ready, so I cooked 12 total for about 8 minutes.
Then I removed the bratwurst and drained out the water before I started on the topping. It was such an amazing combination of sauerkraut, cheddar cheese, garlic and beer. I let the beer cook off for a few minutes to reduce.
Finally, I nestled the bratwurst back in to cook in the beer and sauerkraut for another few minutes. The whole mixture for the bratwurst dogs just melded together gorgeously.

It took no time at all to cook everything. Before I knew it, it was time to assemble the bratwurst dogs. I put each of the bratwurst in a toasted bun before I spread mustard on all of them. Then they all got a generous scoop of the sauerkraut topping and pickles on top! Oh my goodness, they were so flavorful. I loved the boozy sauerkraut topping with the tangy mustard and bratwurst. They were perfect comfort food. Hope you all love them too! xoxo

Bratwurst Dogs
Bratwurst Dogs
Bratwurst Dogs
Bratwurst Dogs


5 from 1 vote
Bratwurst Dogs
Bratwurst Dogs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

These bratwurst dogs are so simple to make and huge on flavor. They're topped with an amazing, cheesy sauerkraut beer mixture, Dijon and pickles.

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Bratwurst
Servings: 12 bratwurst dogs
Calories: 464 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 12 links Bratwurst
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 can sauerkraut 12 ounce size
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated smoked white cheddar cheese
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 3/4 cup beer
  • 12 whole hot dog buns
  • Dijon mustard as needed for topping
  • dill pickle chips as needed for topping
  1. Get out a large skillet with deep sides and fill it about 3/4 of the way with water. Bring it to a boil, then boil the bratwurst links in it for about 8 minutes. Remove the bratwurst to a plate and set it aside, then drain the water and melt the butter in the pan. Add the sauerkraut, cheese and garlic and let them cook for a minute while you stir before pouring in the beer. Let the beer cook for 5 minutes or so to reduce, then nestle the bratwurst links into the mixture to cook for 5 minutes in the beer and sauerkraut.
  2. Meanwhile, toast the hot dog buns. When everything is finished, it's time to assemble. Put a bratwurst link into each bun and spread a little Dijon on each of them. Then scoop a generous scoop of the sauerkraut mixture on each of them, followed by some pickle chips on the very top. Serve them immediately with your favorite sides! Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Bratwurst Dogs
Amount Per Serving (1 bratwurst dog)
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 265
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.4g45%
Saturated Fat 10.1g63%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 1220mg53%
Potassium 366mg10%
Carbohydrates 29.6g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4.7g5%
Protein 16.3g33%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



8 thoughts on “Bratwurst Dogs”

  1. My husband would go NUTS over this! He LOVES brats and sauerkraut. Me, I don’t like them at all but I do try to make it for him every once in a while!

    P.S. That Fajita Mac and Cheese sounds DELICIOUS!

    -Mama from Mama Writes Reviews

  2. These look and sound amazing!! Hubby and I spent some time in Germany a few years ago and loved their food, so good!

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