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Pork stew with bacon

Brat n Bacon Stew

This bacon n brat stew brings amazing flavor to the table, easy to make, quickly gobbled up.
Course dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, brats, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, stew, stew with bacon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 309kcal
Cost $16


  • 1 large sauce pan
  • 1 Cast Iron Pan optional


  • 4 links brats, any kind you like
  • 1/2 package pork bacon
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped celery sticks (about 2 stalks)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 1/2 cup pre-baked yams cubed or butternut squash
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp pepper for taste
  • 1 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup white wine (this is optional)


  • Chop the onion, celery, yams (or squash) and make sure they're ready to go.
  • Slice the brats into 1/4 inch slices (chuncks) with skins removed.
  • Slice the bacon into small 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch slices.
  • Put the 2 TBSP of olive oil in the saucepan or cast iron pan, turn on the burner to medium heat. Braise the brat slices.
  • When brats are halfway braised, add the bacon and cook lightly. Do not over cook the bacon so that it is crispy, we want the bacon flimsy. If you used a cast iron pan, transfer cooked brat slices and bacon sliced into a saucepan.
  • Add celery and onion and cook slightly. Stir while cooking.
  • Add the water and garlic powder and bring to a boil. You can add the yams at this time if you want, but I recommend adding them a little later since they are pre-cooked.
  • Once boiling, turn down to a simmer with a top on the pan but slightly cracked.
  • After 10 minutes, add the pre-cooked yam cubes or squash, along with a dash of black pepper, and add the wine (wine is optional).
  • Simmer for the remaning time, checking on it frequently. If it looks like it needs more water, add just a 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Allow to cool to your liking, serve over mashed potatoes, pasta, or Ramen noodles.


brat and bacon stew
The calories are per serving, which is about 1 1/2 cups; this is an estimate and depends on the type of brats and bacon you choose to use. 
This dish is amazing with Ramen noodles and a side of spinach. Add some fresh tomatoes to give it some color, or a nice piece of garlic toast!