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Crock Pot Reuben Brats

Crock Pot Reuben Brats are filled with sauerkraut, melted cheese, and topped with a homemade Thousand Island dressing.
Course Sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 5 minutes
Servings 5
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 5 bratwurst, uncooked
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium yellow or sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer (lager or pale ale)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1 tablespooon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 buns
  • 10 slices swiss cheese


  • Brown bratwurst in a nonstick pan.
  • Combine sauerkraut and onion in a greased 6-quart crock pot.
  • Place brats on top of sauerkraut.
  • Pour beer over brats. Cover crock pot and cook on LOW for 7 hours.
  • To makes sauce, stir together mayonnaise, chili sauce, ketchup, onion, pickle relish, and pepper in a small bowl. Refrigerate until needed.
  • Once brats are done, preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line the inside of buns with cheese, 2 slices per bun.
  • Place buns in oven until cheese is melted. Stuff buns with kraut/ onion mixture, draining off liquid first. Place a brat in each bun and top with dressing.