Bratwurst simmered in beer gives the sausage a mild tang.

Beer and Brats

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

this dish.

Makes 4 servings.