Beer Braised Brats with Dilly Potatoes

This super easy recipe is just the thing to fix any Bavarian food craving. Sauerkraut, cabbage, onion, and sausages are slow cooked in German-style pilsner beer and lightly seasoned with rosemary and thyme. Thick sliced potatoes are steamed tender before being tossed with butter and fresh dill. Everything is served with tangy Dijon mustard for dipping and spreading. If you want to boost your Bavarian-themed meal, serve this dish alongside some fresh baked soft pretzels. 

Note: We do not recommend scheduling this meal, as the Suvie Starch Cooker does not refrigerate and the potatoes are sliced. If you would like to schedule this meal we recommend using whole, uncut baby potatoes and slicing them after cooking. 

Beer Braised Brats with Dilly Potatoes

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  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: 2 hours and 30 minutes
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  • 2 cups sauerkraut 
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage 
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and sliced 
  • 1 lb bratwurst or kielbasa sausages 
  • 1 ½ cups (12 oz) German-style pilsner beer 
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, broken into smaller pieces 
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme 
  • 1 lb yellow potatoes, sliced 
  • 3 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 4 tbsp Dijon mustard 


1) Divide 2 cups sauerkraut, 2 cups cabbage, 1 onion, 1 lb sausages, 12 oz beer, rosemary leaves, and thyme sprigs between 2 Suvie pans. Place the pans in Suvie. Input settings, and cook now.

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Slow Cook on High for 2 hours

2) Place 1 lb sliced potatoes in the Suvie starch strainer set within the pasta pot (green handles). Cover pot with lid and place inside the Suvie Starch Cooker, ensuring pot is centered on the hot plate. Input settings and cook now.

Suvie Starch Cooker Settings

Potatoes, Cut, 40 minutes

3) After the cook, transfer potatoes to a medium bowl, add 3 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp dill, tossing to coat. Season potatoes to taste with salt and pepper to taste.

4) Season cabbage onion mixture with salt and pepper. Divide potatoes, cabbage, sauerkraut, sausages, and Dijon between 4 plates and serve.


Nutritional Information per serving (4 servings per recipe): Calories 623, Total Fat 43g, Total Carbohydrates 37g, Total Sodium 1717mg, Total Protein 20g

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5 months ago

Says 2 cups cabbage but recipe uses only one cup

Caroline Pierce
Caroline Pierce
5 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

Hi Thomas, thanks for catching that. We have updated the recipe.