Beer-Braised Bratwurst and Sauerkraut

3
3
3
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
47 min
Prep
12 min
Cook
35 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

cooking spray

1 spray(s)

low-fat sausage(s)

12 oz, 4 (3-ounce) fully cooked, smoked bratwursts or other low-fat wursts, each cut diagonally into thirds

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, thinly sliced

caraway seeds

½ tsp

black pepper

tsp, coarse variety

fresh apple(s)

1 medium, sweet, halved, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick pieces

sauerkraut

16 oz, rinsed and drained well

beer

8 fl oz, (1 cup), amber or dark

bay leaf

1 leaf/leaves

Instructions

  1. Spray bratwursts with nonstick spray. Place in large cast iron or heavy nonstick skillet and cook over medium heat until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer to plate.
  2. Add onion, caraway seeds, and pepper to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden, 6–8 minutes. Add apple and cook, stirring, until softened, 3–4 minutes longer.
  3. Stir sauerkraut, beer, and bay leaf into onion mixture; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid is evaporated, 10–15 minutes. Return bratwursts to skillet and cook, stirring once or twice, until heated through, about 5 minutes longer. Discard bay leaf.
  4. Per serving: 3 pieces bratwurst and 1 cup sauerkraut mixture

Notes

Steamed baby potatoes would be the ideal accompaniment for this hearty dish. One pound of steamed baby potatoes will up the per-serving SmartPoints by 3.

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