German Brats and Vegetables

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We recently grilled some delicious German Beef Brats I can get from my grass-fed beef supplier. The seasoning blend in his sausages is simply delicious!  Very heavy with black pepper, but we like that.  With the 3 leftover links I defrosted tonight, I created a quick, stir-fried dish that’s both tasty, satisfies and yet stays low in carbs, despite all the vegetables in it. This recipe is suitable for all phases of Atkins, Keto, Paleo and Primal nutritional programs.  You could also make this using any type of brats, smoked sausage or Kielbasa with equally good results.


2 T. bacon grease

8 oz. German beef brat sausages (or any lean link sausage), precooked & sliced

1 c. frozen green beans

4 oz. onion, sliced thinly

4 oz. green cabbage, sliced

1 large clove garlic, minced

4 oz. red bell pepper, sliced

4 oz. sliced mushrooms, drained

Dash each salt and black pepper

¼ tsp. Sriracha chili sauce

DIRECTIONS:    Heat the bacon grease in a non-stick wok or skillet.  Saute the green beans and onion until to begins to wilt.  Add the cabbage and garlic next and continue sauteing until it just begins to soften.  Add the bell pepper, stirring as it softens just a bit (but isn’t mushy).  Add sausage, mushrooms, salt, pepper and Sriracha sauce and stir well for 2-3 minutes for flavors to blend. Remove and enjoy.   I ate mine plain, but it would be good on brown rice for non-low-carb guests.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:   Makes 4 servings, each contains:

274 calories

22.5 g  fat

10.1 g  carbs, 3.05 g  fiber, 7.05 g  NET CARBS

8.7 g  protein

384 mg potassium

725 mg sodium

9% RDA Vitamin A, 20% B6, 6% B12, 66% C, 15% copper, 16% iron, 8% magnesium, 14% manganese, 18% niacin, 17% phosphorous, 17% selenium, 26% thiamin, 25% zinc

9 comments on “German Brats and Vegetables

  1. Love this recipe. I make something quite similar but instead of brats I use Italian turkey sausages. Absolutely delicious!


    • So glad you like it, Michele. And Doesn’t your Italian Sausage approach sound good for a different twist occasionally? I’ll have to try that next! 🙂


  2. Peggy,
    Like many of your devoted followers, I’ve been thinking constantly about your situation and how you’ve been dealing with moving your mom. It must be a great relief to you and your husband to know that she’s being well cared for.
    I’m so happy that you’re back to cooking–your “therapy,” ha, ha!
    Thank you so much for this new recipe; it sounds delicious; can’t wait to try it!
    ~~ Mary


    • Thanks Mary. It went well for us; and smoothly for Mom. I’m certain she’s in the right home now. This facility’s resident population is providing invaluable data for current dementia/Alzheimer’s research going on over at Univ. of Tx Health Science Ctr. there in San Antonio. That says worlds to me about the caliber of this facility.


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