Bratwurst simmered in beer gives the sausage a mild tang.
Prep time: 10 minutes, Cooking time: about 25 minutes.
1- tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1- medium onion, sliced
1- cup beer
1 -cup beef broth
2- tablespoons brown sugar
2 -tablespoons vinegar
2- bay leaves
1 -teaspoon caraway seeds
1-- teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1- teaspoon Worcestshire sauce
1/4- teaspoon black pepper
4 -smoked or cooked bratwursts, about 12 ounces
2- tablespoons flour
2- tablespoons parsley
Step 1.....In a 10 inch skillet, heat the oil with medium heat. Add the sliced onions and
cook for about 5 minutes. Tender crisp.
Step 2.....Add the beer, 3/4 cups of the beef broth, brown sugar, vinegar, bay leaves,
caraway seed, thyme, Worcestshire sauce and black pepper. Add the bratwursts. Bring
to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, covered for 10 minutes. Remove brats from skillet,
put on a platter, cover and keep warm. Throw out the bay leaves!!!
Step 3.....In a small bowl whisk the remaining 1/4 cup of beef broth and the flour.
Stir into the beer mix in the skillet. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, until it starts
to get thick. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Stir in the parsley and pour over the bratwursts.
Top with onions.
Serve with mashed potatoes or cooked noodles. Some red cabbage adds a great plus to
Makes 4 servings.