'No Beer Available' Bratwurst

'No Beer Available' Bratwurst

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Recipe by  ericn222

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  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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Carrie Lee

Carrie Lee

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 bratwurst said they were the best brats they had ever tasted. GO PACK!!



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 you not put the sauerkraut in the pot with everything else. Think I'll stick to grilling my brats, or braising them in beer.



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 the casing crispy!

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 480 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 27.5 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs
  • 43.2 g
  • 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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