Beer-Braised Brats (1)


Beer-Braised Brats

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Beer brat and bun topped with onions on a blue plate with a side of red grapes

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 5
    1(19.76 oz) pkg Hy-Vee original brats
    1yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
    1 ½ tsp.caraway seeds
    1 tsp.Hy-Vee coarsely ground black pepper
    3(12 oz each) bottles Boulevard beer
    1 tbsp.Hy-Vee butter
    5Hy-Vee bakery fresh brat buns, split
    Stone-ground mustard, optional


    1. Using a toothpick, pierce casing on each brat several times.
    2. Place brats, onions, caraway seed and pepper in a large saucepan. Slowly pour in beer. Stir to combine.
    3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees. Drain. Reserve onions.
    4. Meanwhile, prepare grill.
    5. Melt butter in a disposable foil pan over medium-hot coals. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden brown, about 10 minutes.
    6. Grill brats over medium-hot coats for 5 to 7 minutes to crisp the skin, turning frequently.
    7. If desired, lightly grill the buns.
    8. Place brats in toasted buns. Top with grilled onions. Slather with stone-ground mustard, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    520 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 29g
    • Cholesterol: 70mg
    • Sodium: 1220mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 43g
    • Protein: 20g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 2%
    Vitamin C 2%
    Iron 15%
    Calcium 6%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Summer 2009.