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Grilled Beer Brats with Kraut Recipe

Grilled Beer Brats with Kraut Recipe

I made this for my son’s 21st birthday bonfire, which included a dozen buddies. The kraut topping flavors are fabulous. — Keeley Weber, Sterling Heights, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Grill: 35 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 582 calories, 34 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 1,473 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer