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Old-Fashioned Brats in Beer

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Add something delightful to your German cuisine night. Enjoy these grilled sandwiches made using beer, bratwurst and sauerkraut, a tasty dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes.

Ingredients

1
(12-oz.) can (1 1/2 cups) beer
1
teaspoon caraway seed
4
fresh bratwurst
1
(8-oz.) can sauerkraut, drained
1/4
cup chopped red or green bell pepper
4
brat or hot dog buns, split

Steps

  • 1 GRILL DIRECTIONS: Heat grill. In medium saucepan or skillet, combine beer and caraway seed. Prick bratwurst with fork several times; add to beer mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until bratwurst are no longer pink.
  • 2 Remove bratwurst from beer mixture. Add drained sauerkraut and bell pepper to beer mixture; heat until hot.
  • 3 When ready to grill, place bratwurst on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals; cover grill. Cook 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown, turning frequently.
  • 4 Place buns, cut side down, on grill. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until buns are lightly toasted. Place bratwurst in buns. Using slotted spoon, spoon sauerkraut on top of bratwurst.
  • 1 GRILL DIRECTIONS: Heat grill. In medium saucepan or skillet, combine beer and caraway seed. Prick bratwurst with fork several times; add to beer mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until bratwurst are no longer pink.
  • 2 Remove bratwurst from beer mixture. Add drained sauerkraut and bell pepper to beer mixture; heat until hot.
  • 3 When ready to grill, place bratwurst on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals; cover grill. Cook 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown, turning frequently.
  • 4 Place buns, cut side down, on grill. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until buns are lightly toasted. Place bratwurst in buns. Using slotted spoon, spoon sauerkraut on top of bratwurst.

Expert Tips

To broil, place bratwurst on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide.

For a richer beer flavor, use a heartier dark ale or stout.

For an easier fit to the buns, cut the brats in half lengthwise before grilling them.

Cook the brats in beer ahead of time; cover and refrigerate them. Cook, cover and refrigerate the sauerkraut mixture. When you’re ready to eat, grill the brats and heat the sauerkraut mixture on the top of the stove.

Enjoy the brats with purchased German potato salad or regular potato salad, and beer.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
870mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
7g
7%
Protein
17g
17%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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