Several good recipes for bratwurst can be made in your Crockpot or slow cooker, including slow-cooked sausages and potatoes and slow-cooked bratwurst with apples. Cook the brats with potatoes and other vegetables to make a full meal in the Crockpot, or slow-cook them with seasonings to add them to sandwiches.
Make an entire dinner in your Crockpot using Real Simple's slow-cooker sausages and potatoes recipe, which combines bratwurst links with halved new potatoes and drained sauerkraut, thinly sliced onion, chicken broth, dry white wine, caraway seeds and salt and pepper. To make it, add the ingredients to the crock, nestling the bratwurst in the veggies. Cook the mixture on low for seven to eight hours, or high for four to five hours, or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
Alternatively, make richly flavored brats that are perfect for serving on a hot dog bun with My Recipes' slow-cooked bratwurst with sauerkraut and apples. First, arrange 8 bratwurst links in the bottom of the Crockpot and top them with a 16-ounce package of rinsed and drained sauerkraut, 1 chopped onion and 2 diced Granny Smith apples. Sprinkle the mixture with 1 tablespoon of caraway seeds and 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar. Cook the brats on low for approximately three to four hours. Spread mustard on each hot dog bun before adding the sauerkraut mixture topped with the cooked bratwurst.