Bratwursts in the Slow Cooker

From the Recipe Shoebox.

The Ingredients:
1 package Bratwurst
1 onion
apple juice

Dijon mustard (optional)

The Directions:
Brown the sides of the brats in a skillet on the stove. (This will let them still have a nice coloring afterwards like the grill)
Meanwhile, slice your onion.
If desired, mix some apple juice with a couple spoonfuls of Dijon mustard.
Place a layer of onions on the bottom of the crockpot. Top with the brats, and then place the rest of the onions on top. (If desired you could also slice up a green pepper to put in here as well. I personally like it with peppers and onions, but my husband is a brat purist)
Cover the brats with apple juice*.
Put on lid and cook in crock pot for 5-6 hours on low or until juices runs clear. Because you browned them beforehand you may not actually cook them that long.Remove when done and serve with crusty or hogie buns and whatever condiments you like. I like just ketchup and relish. My hubby likes relish, horseradish and ketchup. My boys like them plain.If you are into tailgating (with college football season coming up) then this is a great way to cook your brats.
*There are plenty of recipes out there for cooking brats in beer in a crockpot. I don't drink beer, so therefore this is with the apple juice substitution.