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Grilled Seasoned Beer Bratwurst Recipe

Grilled Seasoned Beer Bratwurst Recipe

For a savory take on a summer classic, our Test Kitchen came up with a brat that’s sure to please. Great summer eating can’t get much easier.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 uncooked bratwurst links
  • 1 can (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons fennel seed
  • 2 brat buns, split and toasted


  • 1. Place bratwurst in a large saucepan; add the beer, onion and fennel. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Drain and discard beer mixture.
  • 2. Grill bratwurst, covered, over indirect medium heat for 7-8 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, turning occasionally. Serve on buns with toppings of your choice. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 bratwurst with bun (prepared with turkey bratwurst) equals 440 calories, 21 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 1,052 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.