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My hubby loves bratwurst. I like them too but I think they are way better with the tangy sauerkraut and the spicy mustard. This was a really quick and tasty dish that would be great on the weekend when you have been working hard in the yard… Or for those school nights when you don’t have time to do anything elaborate. Whenever you fix this recipe, I know you will love it!

On a side note, I can’t wait to try to make my own sausages at home… Brats are first on the list. Do you have any recipe suggestions or tips?

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Grilled Bratwurst Sandwiches with Caraway Sauerkraut (from Martha Stewart)

  • 1 tbsp butter, plus more for rolls
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, well drained
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 bratwursts
  • 4 hard rolls, halved horizontally (I used hot dog buns because that’s what I had)
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 cup bread-and-butter pickle chips, if desired

Prepare your grill to medium heat. Grill the bratwursts until they are cooked through and the juices run clear.

In a medium saucepan, melt the tablespoon of butter. Add onion and saute until soft, about 4 minutes. Add sauerkraut, sugar, caraway seeds, and 1/2 cup water. Add salt and pepper as desired (I didn’t add salt because the kraut brine is enough for me). Simmer until the whole thing is heated through. Set aside.

Butter each side of the rolls and place on the grill for a minute or two. Remove when they are browned lightly. Fill each roll with the sausage, pickles, kraut, and top with good mustard.

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