When I saw this Game day Beer Brats Recipe in Cooks Country Magazine my first though was this is just another beer brat recipe, but most of their recipes are pretty good so I thought I would give it a try. I made a few minor changes in the ingredients and tried to get a little selective in the type of beer I used; the end result was tender and delicious. If you’re looking for a great game day recipe give this one a try.
Adapted from Cooks Country Magazine.
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (divided)
- 1½ pounds of bratwurst (I used a package of 5 links)
- 1 medium onion (halved and sliced lengthwise)
- 4 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1½ cups beer (I used Honey Brown Original Lager which is brewed with honey)
- 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
- ¼ cup Stone Ground mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
- In a large skillet on medium high heat brown the brats on both sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- Add the other 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to the skilled and cook the onions on medium heat until soft and lightly browned. Add the garlic and caraway seeds and cook until fragrant, and then add the beer, and mix in the mustard, vinegar and honey. Add the brats back into the skillet and cook for 8-10 minutes or until brats are done.
- Remove the brats to a serving platter and then bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat. Boil until onion mixture is thickened – stirring frequently.
- Serve on brat buns or hoagie rolls topped with the onion mixture.