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How to Make Beer and Brats

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By Edited Nov 13, 2013 6 7

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.


Jul 7, 2010 4:04pm
Yummmm! Beer and brats sounds like a wonderful recipe. Wish I had read this before the 4th of July weekend ... as we grilled some brats for the holiday. Now I'll have a new recipe for next time!
Jul 10, 2010 7:32pm
Sounds delicious.
I've only made beer & brats once but my recipe didn't turn out that well.
Jul 12, 2010 3:42am
This really sounds wonderful. I am going to print this and try it out next weekend when we are having a get together. A+!
Jul 15, 2010 3:23pm
Love your cooking and this beer and brats recipe sounds delicious, will have to try it.
Jul 16, 2010 9:00pm
My husband would love this. Excellent!
Jul 19, 2010 8:38pm
Cool! That sounds awesome, thanks!
Jul 19, 2010 10:54pm
I like this recipe and ingredients like caraway seeds, beer and vinegar. My ancestors are from eastern Europe so this is one of my fav styles of recipes. Thanks!
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