Grill-Braised Bratwiches


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Grill-Braised Bratwiches

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Grilled brats in bun with onions, peppers on a bun

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    Nothing says, "game day" more than a brat grilled to smokey perfection. Topped with onion, pepper slices, and radishes to give a peppery, yet sweet, punch of flavor.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 10
    10 uncooked bratwursts, about 2 lb.
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee butter
    2 large onions, cut into thin slices
    3 bell peppers, seeded and cut into thin slices
    2 (12-oz) cans beer , or 3 cups Hy-Vee unsweetened apple juice
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee brown sugar, packed
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee Select white wine vinegar
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee Worcestershire sauce
    10 Hy-Vee Bakery brat buns, split and toasted
    radishes, thinly sliced
    Chopped chives, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Meat thermometer
    • 2 large skillets
    • Aluminum foil


    1. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for indirect cooking over medium heat. Grill brats for 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink and juices run clear (160 degrees), turning once.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      Look for flavored brats in the meat department. Top picks include jalapeno and cheddar, green onion, pizza-seasoned, pineapple, and bacon-cheddar.
      Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine
    2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper slices to skillet; cook until softened. Transfer mixture to a 9x13x2-inch foil pan.

    3. Add beer, brown sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce to skillet. Bring mixture to boiling. Remove from heat and add mixture to foil pan. Add grilled brats to the pan; cover and keep warm until serving time.
    4. Serve brats in buns topped with onion and pepper slices. If desired, garnish with sliced radishes and chopped chives.

    Nutrition facts


    390 Calories per serving
    1 brat

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 27g
    • Cholesterol: 75mg
    • Sodium: 740mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 15g
    • Protein: 16g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 25%
    Vitamin C 80%
    Iron 6%
    Calcium 6%