Grilled and Beered Bratwurst

Posted by francis keyser Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Taste Level: VGR
Cost: $20 and over
Serves: 12
Prep Time: 10-15 min.
Cook Time: 50-55 min.
Difficulty: 1

A few months back Zo and I had a German food party and we both really wanted some beer bratwursts, problem was that when we got down to our favorite deli, they had none!  So I thought to myself, "Why don't I beer them myself."  So we grabbed some good quality bratwurst and on the way home I came up with my own way to "beer" them.  Who knew my experiment would come out tasting so darn great?!?  I sure did not!  These brats were gone as soon as they were off the grill.  You may not be cooking for 12 so feel free to half or third the recipe to make it easier to prepare.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:
12-13 fresh made deli bratwursts
2 (12 oz) German style amber ales
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp fresh crack pepper medley
2 dry rub bacon slices fresh from deli (chopped)
1 cup sauerkraut
1 red onion (chopped)

In a medium bowl mix together bacon, onion and sauerkraut, sit to side until ready to use.

In a large Roasting aluminum disposable pan mix together beer and seasonings.  Lay Bratwurst into mixture in a single layer.  Top with sauerkraut mixture, cover with heavy duty aluminium foil and let come to room temperature.

Preheat grill to low.

Put roasting pan on lower rack and grill for 15 minutes.  Poke holes in bratwursts and then flip continuing to cook for another 15 minutes.

Remove aluminium foil, flip sausages and cook uncovered for 7-10 minutes. Flip sausages one last time and cook for another 7-10 minutes.  Remove from grill and let cool for 5-7 minutes before serving hot with mixture over them or on a sesame seed sandwich bun with polish mustard!

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