Brats Three Ways on the Grill

These are always good to fix on the grill when you have a crowd coming.  You can use regular or turkey bratwursts.  I am not sure where I found all of these recipes – I am now making sure I have all of that info.  But for many years I did not worry about it so much as the recipes went on my personal file and no one else saw them.

Brats Cooked in Beer

  • 1 (12 oz.) beer or 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tbsp. A-1 sauce
  • 2-1/2 tsp. smoked paprika or sweet paprika (I use smoked)
  • 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • uncooked bratwursts (6)
  • hoagie buns or other crusty rolls, split

Combine beer, onion, A-1 sauce, paprika and garlic.  Use the tines of a fork to pierce several holes in each bratwurst, add to marinade and refrigerate up to 24 hours.

In a large saucepan bring brats and marinade to boiling; reduce heat.  Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove brats and discard marinade.  Preheat your grill and cook the meat until nicely browned.  On my electric grill it takes about 5-10 minutes and turn once for another 5-10 minutes.  Open your rolls during the last minute or two of cooking and place them cut sides down on the grill to lightly toast.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju


Some people like to put slaw on top of their brats and a good tangy recipe follows.

Brats with Coleslaw

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. sweet pickle juice
  • 1/4 tsp. celery seeds
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. horseradish
  • 2-1/2 cups packaged shredded cabbage
  • cooked bratwurst

Combine the first six ingredients and serve on top of your cooked bratwurst.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju

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I like my brats with a little mustard and relish, maybe some onions too…

Brats with Sauerkraut and Cheese

  • 6 fully cooked brats
  • sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • French salad dressing
  • Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • buns for the brats

Make a slit lengthwise through each bratwurst but not all of the way through.  Fill each bun with a layer of sauerkraut, some dressing and sprinkle with cheese.  Top with the bratwurst.

Wrap each sandwich in a double thickness of foil or use  heavy duty foil.  Grill, covered for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.  A little on the messy side…

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju


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