Aug 19, 2016

Beer Brats with Sauerkraut, Onions, and JalapeñosRecipe from Weber's Big Book of Burgers™ by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

6 Reviews

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 2 jalapeño chile peppers
  • 2 yellow onions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 6 fresh bratwurst

Oil and Spices

  • 0.5 tsp ground coriander

Condiments

  • 0.25 cup Dijon mustard or spicy brown mustard
  • 1 lb sauerkraut

Wine / Beer / Spirits

  • 12 fl oz lager

Other

  • 6 brat or torpedo rolls
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar

Special Equipment

  • 1 large disposable foil pans

Ingredients


  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) lager
  • Dijon or spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 medium yellow onions, each cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 6 fresh bratwurst
  • 1 jar or bag (1 pound) sauerkraut, drained
  • 2 jalapeño chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 6 brat or torpedo rolls, split

Instructions

  1. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).

  2. Whisk the lager, 2 tablespoons mustard, brown sugar, and coriander.

  3. In a large disposable foil pan arrange the onions in an even layer. Add the bratwurst and pour the beer mixture over the top. Place the pan over direct medium heat, close the lid, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Simmer for about 20 minutes, turning the brats two or three times. Add the sauerkraut and jalapeños to the pan, and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes more.

  4. Transfer the bratwurst from the pan to the cooking grates and grill over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until browned and fully cooked (160°F), 2 to 3 minutes, turning once. During the last 30 seconds to 1 minute of grilling time, toast the rolls, cut side down, over direct heat.

  5. Place each brat in a roll and top with mustard and the sauerkraut mixture. Serve warm.

6 Reviews

Average Rating

Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Ed N

Backwards!

You have stumbled upon the great beer brat debate! There are many who advocate the method you used, but there are many others, like me, who think you did it backwards. First you should grill the brat, and then you give it the beer bath. I've had them both ways, and they're both good, but I think doing the beer bath last gives them the most flavor.

Why? Well the way the cheese heads explain it to me is, first you grill them to get rid of some of the fat, and then the beer is soaked in, replacing the areas voided by the fat. I have no idea if that's true, but I do know that the brats plump up nicely using this method, and they taste wonderful.

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Tim A

It ain't summer if it ain't burnt

Love brats but if you don't get a little burn on them, they may as well have been cooked in a microwave. Summer, grillin' and food is about addin' a little black for taste.

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Bruce L

Backwards or not, it's still gonna be delicious bratwurst

As mentioned above, historically I have done it the other way around - grilling them and then tossing them in a pan of beer, peppers, onions, etc. The addition of the mustard based sauce instead of the straight beer that I was using should be a great change. If Jaime recommends it, I'm all in - his book recipes have always been impressive.

Type of Griller

Advanced

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Lance M

Beer brats

I would grill the brats first and then give them the beer bath for about 45 min. Low heat,they will melt in your mouth. Never stick a fork in them,use tongs.

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

travis n

Delicious!

I have done them now both ways ( followed recipe to the tee) and also as the other reviewers mentioned (searing first). Honestly, I couldn't tell the difference because they didn't last long enough!!! They were all gone!! Great recipe, however you choose. The mustard and jalapenos put it over the top for me!

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Alan H

How Brats Are Supposed To Taste!

Having made the Weber's Cider Simmered Brats several times, I decided to try this recipe as the cooking method for these Beer Brats was very similar. This recipe was even easier than the Cider Brats, all ingredients are easily obtained or I already had, nothing exotic here. I followed the recipe and let the magic happen. The brats were absolutely delicious with many great flavors going on at the same time in every mouthful! This recipe will be in our regular grilling rotation from now on! I'd recommend this recipe especially for a beginning griller for guaranteed great results.

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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