- 6 bacon strips, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 medium apple, peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
- 3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 12 uncooked Johnsonville® Original Bratwurst
- 1 bottle (12 ounces) dark beer
- 12 hoagie buns, split
- In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
- Cook and stir onion in bacon drippings until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 15-20 minutes or until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add apple and garlic; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in sauerkraut, mustard, brown sugar and cooked bacon.
- Transfer to a 13x9-in. disposable foil pan. Arrange bratwurst over top. Pour beer over bratwurst. Place pan on grill rack over medium heat; cook, covered, 30-35 minutes or until sausages are no longer pink. Remove pan from heat.
- Remove bratwurst and return to grill. Grill, covered, 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned. Serve on buns with sauerkraut mixture. Yield: 12 servings.
Medium-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer
Reviews for Grilled Beer Brats with Kraut
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Have made this twice, once at 1/2 the recipe and once with 15 brats. The second time I used a stone ground mustard which I thought lent a more hearty flavor. When I made the 15 brats I put it in the oven @350 for 25 min then finished the brats only on a high grill for about 5 min. Next time I will use the juice from the kraut as well it kinda lost its tang being drained and rinsed. I have also used a non alcoholic beer and a stag beer and both times it was good enough, no need to buy a special beer.
I've made this twice now for different groups of people and this was a HIT. The #2 time I just made the kraut to go with my friends "always grilling brats for 4th of July" party. The triple batch pleased the 20-30 people so much many went for seconds.
I only had 5 bratwurst, but followed the rest of the recipe as written. If I use 12 as the recipe lists, I'd double the amount of the rest of the ingredients. My family loves sauerkraut!
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