German-Style Beer Brats


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German-Style Beer Brats

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    Searching for a true taste of Deutschland? One taste of these beer brats will transport your tastebuds straight to the biergarten.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    1 c. Hy-Vee coleslaw mix
    1 medium sweet red apple, such as Honeycrisp or Pink Lady, cored and cut into matchsticks
    ½ c. red cabbage, finely shredded
    ¼ c. green onions, sliced
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee Select extra virgin olive oil
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee apple cider vinegar
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee stone-ground Dijon mustard
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee honey
    1 clove(s) garlic
    ¼ tsp. caraway seeds
    ⅛ tsp. Hy-Vee kosher sea salt
    6 Hy-Vee uncooked beer bratwursts, (1-1/2 lb.)
    6 Hy-Vee Bakery brat buns, split
    1 Hy-Vee large egg
    1 tsp. water
    ½ tsp. black sesame seeds
    6 c. Hy-Vee frozen crinkle-cut French fries, optional
    Cornichons, optional

    Things To Grab

    • Large bowl
    • Blender
    • Baking sheet
    • Whisk
    • Silicone pastry brush
    • Charcoal or gas grill


    1. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over medium heat.

    2. Toss together coleslaw mix, apple, red cabbage, and green onions in a large bowl. Blend together oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, garlic, caraway seeds, and salt in a blender. Pour over coleslaw mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. 

    3. Grill brats for 15 to 20 minutes or until no longer pink and juices run clear (165°F), turning halfway through. Keep warm.

    4. Place buns, cut sides down, on a baking sheet. Whisk together egg and water in a small bowl. Brush egg mixture over buns. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Add buns to the grill. Grill for 5 minutes or until lightly toasted.

    5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place buns, cut sides down, on a baking sheet. Whisk together egg and water in small bowl. Brush egg mixture over buns. Prepare crinkle-cut fries, if using, according to package directions.

    6. Serve brats in buns with coleslaw and a side of prepared fries. If desired, serve cornichons and fries on the side.

    Nutrition facts


    420 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 32g
    • Cholesterol: 90mg
    • Sodium: 830mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 15g
    • Protein: 17g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 4%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 2%

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