Get ready for a flavor explosion with this bratwurst skillet meal recipe. Roasting these ingredients together melds the flavors into a pan of pure deliciousness.
A few months ago I spend some time traveling along the Romantic Road in Germany. The food was so amazing, especially in Wurzburg. I miss it already!
My first time in Germany was with Viking Cruises, where they always showcase the food of the region. That was an incredible trip. If you haven’t sailed with them, check out whey you should consider a river cruise with your family.
I remember when I first told people I was going to Germany. Knowing I’m a foodie, they said not to get too excited about the food.
Turns out they were wrong about this wonderful country not having great cuisine! But I get it – many people think German food is not all that special.
Growing up, the only German food I was introduced to was sauerkraut. I thought it was disgusting when presented as a topping for a hot dog.
I did try it when I was a kid and again as an adult. What was I missing? Now I know.
We, for the most part, don’t know how to prepare sauerkraut or other German dishes here in the states. I had so much wonderful food in Germany, and can’t wait to go back and try more. Let me know what you think of this recipe!
Pan-Roasted Bratwurst Skillet
This is pure comfort food any day of the week!
- Cast Iron Skillet
- 2 tbsp 2 TBSP olive oil divided
- 6 bratwurst about 1 1/4 pounds
- 1 red onion sliced
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 8 ounces portobello mushrooms quartered
- 1 green pepper sliced
- 1 yellow pepper sliced
- 2 Gala apples cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp sage fresh, minced
- 1/2 C chicken broth
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare vegetables
- Heat the cast-iron skillet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high.
- Add the brats and cook for about 6 minutes while occasionally turning them over until brown.
- When cooked remove the brats from the skillet and set aside.
- Add the rest of the olive oil into the cast iron skillet heated on medium-high.
- Cook the onions for about 1 minute.
- Add the peppers, cooking for about 3 minutes, continuing to stir as each ingredient is added. (They should appear slightly soft.)
- Add the mushrooms, cooking for 1 minute.
- Add the sage, salt, and pepper and stir well.
- In a separate skillet saute the apples.
- When the apples are done, add them to the cast ion skillet.
- Add the brats and broth to the cast iron skillet and stir to combine.
- Transfer the cast iron skillet to the preheated oven set at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Check to make sure that the sausage is completely cooked and the vegetables are tender.
If you’re thinking about visiting Germany, I have to recommend a few places that we loved. Check out the links below and let me know when you’re going!
What to See in Dinkelsbühl Germany
Things to Do in Nordlingen Germany
Why You’ll Love Augsburg Germany
What to Do In Rothenburg Germany
Have you been to Germany? I’d love to read about where you went. There is still so much I haven’t seen. Let me know in the comments below.