Bratwurst Potstickers – Bratstickers!

Bratwurst Potstickers - bratstickers

I love a good beer brat, so putting the flavors that pair with bratwurst, like sauerkraut, beer, and mustard, inside potstickers, was an amazing combination! Sauerkraut is actually pretty similar to kimchi so it felt at home in a potsticker! I also added cheese and beer and it was a fantastic pocket of flavor!

The inspiration for this recipe

I’m in the middle of a potsticker obsession. I can’t stop thinking of them! The idea of putting bratwurst in them got me really excited cause the name bratsticker worked so well. I filled them with sauerkraut and cheddar cheese along with the sausage, and steamed them with beer after searing the bottoms. For a sauce, I used some mustard, but also mixed sour cream with soy sauce and sriracha. It really helped the mash-up of flavors come together!

Make the bratwurst potsticker filling

Cooked bratwurst, sauerkraut, and cheddar mixed together to fill the potstickers.

sausage, cheese, and sauerkraut

Fill the potstickers

Brush a little egg wash to help the wrapper seal.

dumpling wrappers

Then load the bratwurst into the potstickers and fold them up. Press to seal!

fill the bratwurst potstickers

Cooking the bratwurst potstickers

Brown the bottoms, then add beer and cover to steam. Typically you would add water but the beer works so well with the bratwurst in this situation.

add beer to the pan

Look how tasty these little bratwurst potstickers look!

cooking the bratwurst potstickers in beer

Serving the bratwurst potstickers

One sauce is mustard, and the other is a sour cream, soy sauce, and sriracha mix. The third sauce is the soy sauce on the side! Lot’s of sauces! After you put the sauces on, top with the scallions.

bratwurst potstickers on the plate

I love these! A tailgate in a bite. The bratwurst is sweet and savory and goes so well in the potstickers with sauerkraut.

bratwurst potstickers

I wasn’t sure if the cheese would work in here but it actually fits in perfectly.

bratwurst potstickers

Twists on this recipe

You could add whatever you like to put on a bratwurst into this recipe. You could use ketchup or relish as some of the toppings, or add onion or other fillings!

If you are looking for a traditional potsticker recipe or more on the technique, check out this awesome recipe.

For more unique recipes like this one, check out my pierogi potstickers, or grilled shrimp and broccoli gyoza.


Bratstickers, are pot-stickers filled with bratwurst, sauerkraut and cheddar, and taste like a tailgate rolled up in a wonton wrapper.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Mash-Up, stuffed
Servings: 20 pot stickers
Calories: 138kcal


  • 1 pound bratwurst
  • 1 cup sauerkraut drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 20 wonton wrappers
  • chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • mustard
  • more soy sauce


  • Remove the bratwurst from the sausage casing and cook in a hot pan for about 7 – 8 minutes to brown and cook through. Add the sauerkraut and cook another few minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Stir the cheese into the sausage mixture.
  • Beat the egg with a splash of water. Brush a thin strip of egg onto 2 out of the 4 sides of the wonton wrapper.
  • Add the sausage mixture to the wonton wrapper and fold the dry sides over on to the egg washed sides. Seal and remove as much air as possible. Set aside and repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
  • Mix the sour cream with the soy sauce and sriracha.
  • Cook the pot stickers on high heat on a lightly oiled pan. After the bottom has browned, add about a cup of water to the pan and cover it to let the pot-stickers steam the rest of the way.
  • Remove the pot stickers from the pan and put them on a serving platter.
  • Top the wantons with scallions, the sour cream mixture, and mustard, and serve with additional soy sauce on the side.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg

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