It’s a beautiful day here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan so I decided to fire up the grill. I have quite a few brat recipes on my blog already, but this one was a little different so I decided to give it a try. it is a little more work than just throwing the brats on the grill and cooking but it works the extra time and work because they are tender and delicious. The flavor may vary a little bit depending on the brand of beer you are using. I happened to have a locally made dark beer on hand called the Widow Maker, so I decided to use that which turned out to be a good choice.
If you looking for a good grilling recipe for the 4th of July give this one a try; it’s really good.
Brats and Beer Recipe
- 2 large onions (cut into ½ inch slices)
- 1 ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 1 can beer (12 ounces)
- 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon caraway seeds
- 5 brats
- 5 brat buns
- Preheat and prepare grill for medium-high heat
- In a disposable roaster pan (I used an 11 ¾ x 9 ¼) whisk together beer, mustard, caraway seeds, and ½ teaspoon pepper.
- Slice onions and lightly brush them with cooking oil, and then sprinkle them with pepper; place the pan on one side of the grill. Grill onions until slightly charred on both sides and then add them to the beer mixture.
- Place brats on the grill and brown on both sides. Arrange the brats in the onion mixture. Close grill and cook brats until done, and onions are tender.
- While brats are cooking place buns on grill cut side down to toast them; set aside.
- Remove brats from the roasting to the pan to grill grates, and grill them until slightly charred on both sides. Continue cooking the onions in the sauce until the sauce starts to thicken.
- Serve the brats on the buns with onions and sauce and your choice of condiments.
Adapted from Cooks Country