Sweet and Sour Bratwurst

Bratwurst with Peppers
Bratwurst with Peppers. Jim Scherer/StockFood Creative/Getty Images
  • Total: 12 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 7 hrs 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • Yield: 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
307 Calories
14g Fat
38g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 307
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 1071mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 8g
Calcium 42mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This sweet and sour bratwurst makes tasty sandwiches, or serve the sausages with rice or salads. This dish is slow cooked with peppers, onions, and a tasty sauce. A dish with black beans in it would make a nice side dish.


  • 8 to 10 bratwurst or other fresh sausage links
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 bottle barbecue sauce, about 18 ounces
  • 3 medium green bell peppers
  • 2 medium red bell peppers
  • 1 (16 oz.) can chunk pineapple, drained

Steps to Make It

  1. Brown the bratwurst over medium-high heat in a skillet. Cut the browned sausages into bite-size pieces, if desired.

  2. Layer sliced onion in bottom of slow cooker; add the cooked sausage and barbecue sauce.

  3. Cover and cook on low for about 3 to 4 hours.

  4. Add peppers, onion and pineapple chunks to the slow cooker. Cook, occasionally stirring, until peppers are tender, about 2 to 3 hours longer.

  5. Serve with potato salad and beans, or serve whole sausages with sandwich rolls.