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.