Monday, June 13, 2016

Grilled Beer Brats

There is something about the snap of a sausage when it has been braised and then finished on the grill. This recipe is no exception.

When it comes to sausages I usually go straight for the hot Italian kind. Today we decided to branch out an try bratwurst. It type of German sausage made from vealpork or beef. The name is derived from the Old High German Brätwurst, frombrät-, finely chopped meat, and Wurst, sausage, although in modern German it is often associated with the verb braten, to pan fry or roast. (

Grilled Beer Bratwurst
adapted from Taste of Home Summer 2016

5 uncooked bratwurst links
2 bottles of a hoppy beer - I used Sam Adams Crystal Pale Ale
1 1/2 small onions chopped
1 Tbsp fennel seeds

Add all ingredients to a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook covered until the meat is no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Drain and discard the braising liquid.

Grill the bratwursts over indirect heat until the internal temperature reaches 160F, about 7-8 minutes.

Enjoy with your favorite toppings.

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