'No Beer Available' Bratwurst

'No Beer Available' Bratwurst

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"Everyone knows that boiling bratwurst in beer is a great way to prepare them, but what if you don't have or can't use beer? Try this substitute recipe that makes delicious bratwurst."


35 m servings 480 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 480 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 27.5 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.2g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 14.7 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 1336 mg
  • 53%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the onions, garlic, ginger ale, sauerkraut with liquid, and pepper in a large pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer another 7 to 10 minutes. Add the bratwurst and simmer until the sausages are cooked through, about 15 minutes. Drain, and serve with sauerkraut.
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  1. 13 Ratings


Didn't much care for this one. The sauerkraut took on the taste of the ginger ale, which wasn't good, and the brats didn't taste all that different than usual. If you try this recipe, I suggest ...

This was a great recipe. I actually did have beer and added 2 liters (6 cans) of beer in place of the ginger ale. I followed everything else exactly. Upper Michiganders who know their bratwur...

I thought this was pretty tasty. I cut the gingerale in half and added water for the rest since someone said it tasted too much like the gingerale. I put them under the broiler for 5 mins to get...

This didn't work me me. Better to use beer or perhaps broth with the kraut brine.

I made these for Father's Day since I had gone out that morning to get beer and brats for dinner, forgetting that it was a Sunday which means no beer for sale :/ Came across this recipe and deci...

I have always made my brats with beer, onions and kraut. I don't know about the ginger ale part but I just discovered the only way I will make brats with beer. Substitute beer for ale and the ...

Actually the only thing I took from this recipe was adding garlic to my onion while grilling them.. I just broiled the Brats and topped w/ the onion/garlic mix.. Delicious!! I've grilled onions ...

We left out the sauerkraut and used 4C ginger ale and 4C water. After boiling, we grilled the sausage and ate with the onions and garlic, which we carmelized in a frying pan. Yum yum yum. Had...

I made this for my family one night and served it with a side that is my own haha and I loved it