Grilled Bratwurst in Beer and Onion Sauerkraut

Grilled Bratwurst in Beer and Onion Sauerkraut
Grilled Bratwurst in Beer and Onion Sauerkraut. Regarding BBQ, Inc.
  • 22 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 7 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8
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This Bratwurst recipe has an onion sauerkraut that accompanies it. You can omit the bacon if you wish to lower the fat content.

What You'll Need

  • 8 bratwurst links
  • 2 (8-ounce/240 mL) bottles dark beer
  • 3 cups/720 mL sauerkraut
  • 2 cups/475 mL thinly sliced yellow onions
  • 2 cups/475 mL thinly sliced red onions
  • 2 strips bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL juniper berries, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • 8 Buns or Rolls

How to Make It

Puncture each sausage several times with fork. Simmer the red onions and beer over medium heat. Add bratwurst and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the sausages, reserving the liquid. In a large pot, cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pot and allow to drain on paper towels. Place yellow onions into pot with bacon fat and cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic and juniper berries. Simmer for 1 minute, then, add the sauerkraut and beer. Add sugar, salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 90 minutes. Preheat the grill for medium heat. Cook brats until for 7 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside. Place brats in buns or rolls and top off with onion sauerkraut.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 121
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 983 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 4 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)