German Burger

German Burger is a twist on the burger made from fresh bratwurst and served up like a Reuben on a pretzel roll. Delish!

German Burger



  • 1 pound fresh bratwurst patties (3 to a pound)
  • 3 pretzel rolls
  • 3/4 cup sauerkraut, drained
  • 3 slices swiss cheese
  • 3 tbsp. thousand island dressing


        Burgers shown with Deli-Style Macaroni Salad and Devilled Eggs.


Step 1

If using bratwurst links, remove casings and shape meat into three 1/3 pound patties.

Step 2

Grill or fry bratwurst patties until cooked through; melt cheese on top.

Step 3

Toast pretzel rolls and top with bratwurst and cheese, warm sauerkraut and thousand island dressing.


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3 responses

  1. Hi, Kathy from just outside of St Louis. I just showed my husband two of your posts and he’s pretty interested in trying them. We are currently making sauerkraut and these would be perfect!

  2. very challenging for a bigginer cook like me, but it’s a yes to remaking them and adding things in. i loved it.

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