Bavarian Bratwurst and Bacon Burger

bacon burger with pretzel bun
Bayerischer Bratwurst-Bauchspeck Burger
A Bavarian twist on the classic bacon burger using bratwurst in the ground meat and a pretzel bun. Best topped with sauerkraut, pickles, and mustard.
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine Bavaria, Germany
Keyword Bacon, Bratwurst, Burger, Sauerkraut
Region Bavaria, Germany
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 People



  • Fry the smoked bacon together with the sauerkraut.
  • Form burger patties using the bratwurst filling (appx. ½ lb. per patty) and grill for about 5 minutes per side (either on the grill or on a pan on the stove).
  • Halve the pretzel buns sandwich style and lightly grill the inside.
  • Lay the burger patties on the bottom part of the bun. Drain the heated sauerkraut and place on top of the patty with small pieces of bacon. Top with a tablespoon of roasted onion. 
  • Top with mustard and pickles.