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Grilled Reuben Brats

A 30-minute meal starts with tasty, Reuben-style fixings for hot-off-the-grill brats.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
can or bottle (12 oz) beer or nonalcoholic beer
4
uncooked fresh bratwurst links (about 1 lb)
2
tablespoons Thousand Island dressing
4
rye or whole wheat bratwurst buns, split
1/2
cup shredded Swiss cheese (2 oz)
1
cup sauerkraut, drained, heated if desired

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Steps

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In 2-quart saucepan, heat beer to boiling. Add bratwurst; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 15 minutes.
  • 2 Drain bratwurst. Place on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 5 to 10 minutes, turning once, until brown.
  • 3 Spread dressing on cut sides of buns. Place bratwurst in buns; top with cheese, bratwurst and sauerkraut.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In 2-quart saucepan, heat beer to boiling. Add bratwurst; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 15 minutes.
  • 2 Drain bratwurst. Place on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 5 to 10 minutes, turning once, until brown.
  • 3 Spread dressing on cut sides of buns. Place bratwurst in buns; top with cheese, bratwurst and sauerkraut.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Simmering the brats in beer makes them moist and flavorful, and it shortens the grilling time.

To cut fat and calories, use fat-free Thousand Island dressing and chicken or turkey brats.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
32%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
1670mg
1670%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.