An Almost Ready-Made Meal!
One of the barriers for healthy eating is the time it takes to actually prepare a healthy meal. If you already don’t like the idea of cooking, making a well-rounded meal is even more of a daunting task. However, it is possible to make meals without actually working too hard for them and we’ll show you how to do it with this simple and delicious German meal!
Bratwurst, also called Brats (pronounce brats to rhyme with cots, not cats), are incredibly tasty and simple to cook. If you can get fresh bratwurst from a sausage shop, or local pig farmer, do it… it is worth the extra cost. You can taste the fresh ingredients in local made brats. Because of the lack of preservatives the brats are usually sold frozen in organic grocery stores.
Storing brats is important; for optimum freshness, keep refrigerated and prepare within 3 days of purchase, otherwise freeze for up to 30 days.
The purpose of this recipe is to make cooking easy for those who don’t like to cook and for those who want something quick, simple and under 30 minutes.
- Bratwurst (Papa Weaver’s Garlic Bratwurst Sausage)
- Creamy Potatoes (Bob’s Red Mill Creamy Potato Flakes)
- Sauerkraut (pureLIVing Fermented Sauerkraut)
- Dinner Rolls (Prairie Grain’s Chemical Free Dinner Rolls)
- Mustard for the brats (Annie’s Naturals Organic Dijon) *Optional
- Cook brats according to one of the methods below.
- Follow packages simple directions for Creamy Potatoes
- Open jar of Sauerkraut and serve
- Open package of dinner rolls and serve
Here’s 3 simple methods for cooking your brats:
- Preheat gas grill to medium-low. (If charcoal, allow it to burn until white ash has formed on the coals.)
- Place links on grill and use tongs to turn links often.
- Grill covered for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through and browned. (Closing the grill lid while cooking helps minimize flare-ups.)
- Spray a skillet with cooking spray.
- Add sausage.
- Cook over medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes, turning links often.
- Reduce heat to medium-low.
- Carefully add ½ cup water to skillet.
- Cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until cooked through.
- Preheat broiler.
- Place links on broiler pan or foil-lined baking pan on center oven rack (7-9 in. from heat).
- Broil for 11-12 minutes or until sausage internal temperature reaches 160°F, turning links every 4 minutes.
Medium temperature in a covered pan for 8-10 minutes.