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Beer Bratwurst in the Oven.
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Cooking Bratwurst in the Oven

Cooking bratwurst in the oven is another fun way to cook the classic German sausages other than on the grill. It can be served as a dish for a dinner meal with or without the hot dog buns. The perfect meal to make for Octoberfest or Superbowl game day.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine German
Servings 5
Calories 329 kcal


  • A braiser with a lid or regular casserole dish and cover with alumunium foil.


  • 5 fresh Bratwurst links
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, (sliced)
  • 1 garlic, (minced) - optional
  • 2 cups sauerkraut, (drained, full packed)
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp ground paprika, (optional)
  • 2 small Honeycrisp apples, (unpeeled and diced)
  • cups pale ale beer
  • salt, (to taste)
  • black pepper, (to taste)


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a braiser, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the bratwurst for about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the bratwurst to a plate.
  • Add sliced onions, a pinch of salt, and black pepper. Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Add garlic and paprika then stir for about 1 minute. Add dijon mustard, sauerkraut, beer, sausages, and apples. Cook for 2 minutes then turn off the heat.
    Adjust the seasoning with salt if needed.
  • Cover the pot with a lid (or use foil if you are using a regular casserole dish). Braise for 40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F using a meat thermometer.
    Check the mixture about halfway through, if it's too dry you can add about ¼ cup of beer if necessary.
  • Remove the pot from the oven. Stir the sauerkraut mixture before serving.


You can keep the leftover bratwurst for up to 4 days in the fridge or 1-2 months in the freezer.
In this recipe, I used Kirkland Signature Original Bratwurst. It's about $8.49 per 56 oz.
For optimum safety, uncooked sausages that contain ground beef, pork, lamb, or veal should be cooked to 160 °F. Uncooked sausages that contain ground turkey and chicken should be cooked to 165 °F.  You can learn more here.


Calories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 10gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 949mgPotassium: 458mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 104IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
Keyword beer bratwurst
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