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
    1medium sweet red apple, such as Honeycrisp or Pink Lady, , cored and cut into matchsticks
    ½ c.finely shredded red cabbage
    ¼ c.sliced green onions
    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
    tsp.Hy-Vee kosher sea salt
    6Hy-Vee Bakery brat buns, split
    1Hy-Vee large egg
    1 tsp.water
    ½ sesame seeds
    6 c.Hy-Vee frozen crinkle-cut French fries, optional
    6Hy-Vee uncooked beer bratwursts (1-1/2 lb.)
    Cornichons, optional

    Things To Grab

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


    1. Combine coleslaw mix, apple, red cabbage and green onions in a large bowl.

    2. Combine oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, garlic, caraway seeds and salt in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour over coleslaw mixture and toss to combine. Set aside.

    3. 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. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Prepare crinkle-cut fries, if using, according to package directions.

    4. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over medium heat. Grill brats for 15 to 20 minutes or until no longer pink and juices run clear (165°F), turning halfway through.

    5. Serve brats in buns with coleslaw. 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: 14g
    • Protein: 16g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 10%
    Vitamin C 15%
    Iron 8%
    Calcium 6%

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    Seasons, October 2017