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German Bratwurst (AKA Bangers and Mash)

Updated: Aug 21, 2023

Are you ready to get your British accent on? This traditional dish from Great Britain is so delicious, and simple to prepare! Kids love mashed potatoes and hot dogs..... this is just a fancier way of serving them. 😉 Be sure to get a good quality bratwurst, and then this gravy with a German flair will become your new favorite! Pour it over the sausages and potatoes and you've got comfort food at it's finest. We LOVE this meal and keep it in our regular rotation. Bangers and's what's for dinner!


German Bratwurst (AKA Bangers and Mash)

Serves 4-6

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

4-6 bratwurst

3/4 cup chicken broth

2 tablespoons brown sugar

4 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons cornstarch

Mashed potatoes for serving

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add the bratwurst; cover with a lid. Cook the bratwurst, turning frequently, until browned. In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken broth, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, and cornstarch. Pour over the sausages and stir until thickened and coating the bratwurst. Serve with mashed potatoes.


Step-by-step tutorial:

Gather your ingredients. Wait until you see just how easy this is! It comes together so quickly, but tastes like a million bucks. You will need bratwurst, chicken broth, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, and cornstarch. This gravy recipe is easily doubled or tripled depending on your number of bratwurst (and gravy consumption needs)!

In a large skillet, heat some oil, then add bratwurst. Cover with a lid and cook slowly over medium-low heat, turning frequently, until the brats are nice and browned on all sides.

Keeping a lid over it helps to cook the inside and keep is juicy, as well as avoid the grease spattering all over your stove top!

To make the German gravy, in a mixing bowl, add the 3/4 cup chicken broth, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, and 2 teaspoons cornstarch. Whisk until smooth.

Pour mixture over the cooked bratwurst.

Cook on low, moving the sausages around, until the gravy is thickened and bratwurst are coated.

Serve alongside mashed potatoes and put the gravy on top of both. You will love this!

Recipe Source: Shanna's recipe box


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