Bison Beer and Cheddar Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Onions

The perfect bite will yield crunchy sauerkraut and sautéed onions with spicy mustard.  This is a brat lover’s dream recipe.

- High Plains Bison Kitchen

Serving Size:
11.4 oz (324g)
Prep Time:
15 min
Total Cooking Time:
10 min


  • 5 High Plains Beer and Cheddar Bison Bratwurst
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 package refrigerated sauerkraut, rinsed and drained well
  • 5 whole wheat hoagie buns
  • whole grain mustard to taste, if desired

Cooking Instructions:

1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.  Add bratwurst and reduce heat to simmer.  Cook until sausages have reached an internal temperature of 160° or 5-7 minutes.    

2. Add butter to a non-stick pan and set heat to High.  Sautee onions until browned, then add sauerkraut continue to cook until warmed through about 2-3 minutes.  

3. Remove bratwurst from water and place in buns.  Top with sauerkraut and onion mixture.
Dress with your favorite whole grain or ball park mustard.    

Chef’s Tip: Sprinkle a dash of caraway seeds into the onions and sauerkraut when sautéing for a different, tasty flavor!

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