Oktoberfest Bratwurst Sandwich

Use a German lager or German style lager. It’s Oktoberfest season and my favourite Ontario brewery has an Oktoberfest lager out, so I used that.

The recipe makes way more cheese sauce than you need for 2 sandwiches, so either make more sandwiches (and onions) or I recommend my warm potato salad or soft pretzels to use up the rest of the cheese sauce

The order of steps is such that everything will finish close together. It’s a bit frantic, sorry. I’ve marked it hard because you need to be paying attention to 3-4 things at any given time.

The Ultimate Guide to Making the Perfect Oktoberfest Bratwurst Sandwich

Celebrate Oktoberfest with our take on a traditional bratwurst sandwich. Pairing the sausage with our beer braised onions and beer cheese sauce, this sandwich is sure to make anyone a fan of the festival.

The History of Bratwurst and Why it is so Popular in Germany and Around the World

The German word “Bratwurst” is derived from the German verb “braten”, which means to roast or fry, and the Old High German word “wurst”, which means sausage. The first bratwurst recipe was likely created in the 14th century.

In Germany, Bratwurst is often served with a sweet mustard, fried onions, and potatoes or ketchup. In other countries, it may be served with a variety of toppings such as sauerkraut or cheese.

Originally bratwurst was a very popular dish in Germany. It became popular across the world when it was introduced to the United States by German immigrants.

Bratwurst is a type of German sausage made from raw meat, originally from pork but also common with beef and veal.

The most common types of brats are made with pork or beef, and many varieties are either boiled or grilled before they are eaten

Great Pairings for Oktoberfest Bratwurst

German side dishes are a great pairing for sausages. Here are five of the most popular ones:

Great Pairing #1 – White Wine

White wine is a light, refreshing drink that pairs well with many different dishes. It’s often served at parties or as an aperitif.

The following are some of the best pairings for white wine:

Great Pairing #2 – Beer

Pairing beer with sausage can be a great idea. The two foods have similar flavors, so they go well together. The saltiness of the sausage balances out the sweetness in the beer, which makes for an excellent pairing for lunch or dinner.

Great Pairing #3 – Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is cabbage mixed with salt and left to sit for 2 to 3 months in order to emit hydrogen gas. The increase in pressure forces out the remaining water content and creates an environment where bacteria can not grow. The live bacteria are able to stand the intense acidity by creating Calcium Lactate, hence removing any risk of spoilage.

Great Pairing #4 – Mustard

Mustard is made from the seeds of mustard plants. It has a variety of uses in different types of cuisine. In Europe, it is used on sausage and sandwiches, while in Asia, it is used as a dipping sauce for dumplings and noodles. Mustard can also be used as an ingredient in other dishes such as soups and sauces.

Conclusion: Mustard can be used for many things in cooking; however, its main use remains on sandwiches and sausages.

Great Pairing #5 – German Potato Salad

German potato salad is a dish that is popular in many European countries. It is a cold dish made with boiled potatoes, eggs, onions, vinegar, and bacon.

The German potato salad typically includes boiled potatoes and chopped onion in the pot or pan. The eggs are then added to the mixture before adding the vinegar and pouring it all over the potatoes. The bacon bits are then sprinkled on top of the dish before it is served cold.

The dish can be served as a side for a meal or as an appetizer for parties and events.

This recipe can be found on many food blogs but there are also some variations of this recipe that include different ingredients like parsley, celery leaves, dill weed, salt (or other spices), lemon juice or even horseradish

A Too-Tasty History of Oktoberfest’s Most Iconic Food & Drink, the Bratwurst Sandwich

How Does the Bratwurst Sandwich Differ from Other German Sausages?

The bratwurst sandwich is a popular food item in the German culture. It is typically made with a loaf of bread, and topped with sauerkraut and bratwurst.

The main difference between the bratwurst sandwich and other German sausages is that the bratwurst sandwich is served as an open faced sandwich, whereas other German sausages are served as a closed faced one.

The History of the Famous Oktoberfest Bratwurst Sandwich

What many people do not know is that the famous Oktoberfest Bratwurst Sandwich doesn’t have wonky origins. It is just part of the recipe of what is considered a classic German-style dish overseas and one that originated in the United States, but most notably Germany.

Legend has it that someone who sold sausage sandwiches by the Bavarian inn came up with the idea in 1867 when bartenders began to set up tables and tents outside of their brew house, to serve both sausages and beer to hungry fans. This dense concoction became popular and began to take on fantastic tales about its origins among those visiting Oktoberfest annually – however this story does not tell us of how it found itself onto menus or menus all over because it’s still beloved today at large events abroad

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival. It’s held every year in Munich, Germany for 16 days starting on September and ending on October. During the festival, a range of drinking tents serve their special beers and traditionally huge Oktoberfest beers are served.

The History of the Bratwurst Sandwich and How it became a Symbol of Oktoberfest

The Origin Story of the Bratwurst Sandwich

Annie, an 18-year-old German American girl, is finally at the conclusion of her mission to discover the origin of the bratwurst sandwich. After locating the four possible origins of the popular dish, she concludes that it is most likely that the dish originated in Luxembourg in 1830. She finds herself feeling proud despite her parents’ misunderstanding of her interests.

It is now said that the Germans consumed different meats on specific days of the week. On Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays pork was served for dinner. Thursdays were for beef and Saturdays and Sundays were chicken day. However, Sundays did not just have chicken day but also had sausage day.

What Does it Mean to Eat a Bratwurst Sandwich? (a song)

What does it mean to eat a bratwurst sandwich?

Is it good for my health?

And is it worth it

A bratwurst sandwich

It’s more than the bread and the meat, more than the mustard and the ketchup

It’s salty and savory, it’s juicy and meaty

Bratwurst sandwich, bratwurst sandwich, what does it mean to eat a bratwurst sandwich?

I don’t need to know because I’m eating one now!

Oktoberfest Bratwurst Sandwich

Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: german
Servings: 2 serving
Calories: 1338kcal


For The Onions

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion large , sliced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic crushed

For The Sandwiches

  • 2 bratwurst
  • butter
  • 2 kaiser roll halved

For The Cheese Sauce

  • 10 oz cheddar cheese sharp , shredded
  • 4 oz gruyere cheese or , shredded
  • 1 1/2 tbsps flour
  • 1 tsp garlic crushed
  • to taste worcestershire sauce
  • 250 ml beer I used a German lager


  • Melt 1 tbsp butter in a medium skillet, add onions, season with salt and saute on medium til translucent. About 3-5 minutes.
  • Put the bratwurst in a medium-large pan on medium high and cook covered til done. 3-5 minutes per side
  • When the onions are translucent, add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then simmer until all the beer is gone. About 8-10 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the cheeses with the flour. Toss to coat thoroughly.
  • In a medium sauce pot saute garlic, then add 1 cup beer and bring to a boil. Then cut the heat.
  • While constantly stirring, slowly sprinkle in cheese. Wait for cheese to melt before adding more. If you’re not patient your sauce will come out clumpy.
  • Halve and butter the kaiser rolls. When the sausage are done, set them aside, drain the pan and toast the kaiser buns in the pan.
  • Bisect the sausages length and width wise. Place 3-4 pieces on the bottom piece of each Kaiser roll, top with cheese sauce and onions. Server with more beer.


Calories: 1338kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 78g | Saturated Fat: 43g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 2085mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2137IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 1760mg | Iron: 5mg