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

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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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