Sunday, November 10, 2013


I like to make unusual meatloafs. Usually I like to have some sort of elaborate topping. For some reason I got it in my head that I needed to try to make a brat loaf. My first attempt involved 1/2 package of ground turkey and two normal brat sausages, then I topped it with sliced potatoes. It was pretty good, but not bratty enough. 

After some brainstorming, it was decided that the potatoes should be on the bottom and there should be a different topping. Something to give it the authentic brat experience: Sauerkraut and apples. Here's what you'll need:

1/2 package of ground turkey
5 turkey brats, removed from their casing
1/4 yellow onion, minced
1 tablespoon parsley
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon coarse ground brown mustard
1 egg
4 slices of bread, toasted and then soaked in 1/3 cup beer
2 potatoes

Sauerkraut topping:
1/2 package of sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
1 granny smith apple, diced
1/8 onion, minced
1/4 cup of apple sauce

2 tablespoons brown sugar

Mix together all of the ingredients except bread and potatoes

Slice the potatoes thin, and layer them in an oiled pan

Shred the bread and mix in the beer

Combine with the meat mixture 

Then spread it in the potato layered pan. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes.

 Drain off any grease and top with the sauerkraut topping.

Then turn up the heat to 350 for 20 minutes

Add 2 tablespoons brown sugar and turn up the heat to 375 and bake for 10 more minutes.

We served it with green beans sauteed with onions, mushrooms, and bacon.


  1. I have no idea what a brat is, but this looks yum!

    1. "Brat" is short for bratwurst, a mild German sausage. They are awesome. And very popular in my area of Wisconsin as well.