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Beer Braised Bratwurst with Red Onions

Beer Braised Bratwurst with Red Onions

I love to serve grilled sausages as an easy starter. These are great filler foods, and I tend to keep a few different types of sausages in my freezer at all times, in case people pass by and I need to serve something quickly. This German-inspired beer-braised Bratwurst with red onions is a perfect appetizer that can be served with hot, fresh pretzels and spicy mustard. This bratwurst dish can also be served as a main course with sauerkraut and German style potatoes.

Servings: 6

12 ounces of German-style beer

2 pounds Bratwurst or German sausage

2 tablespoons of butter

1 cup sliced ​​red onions

  1. In a heavy skillet or Dutch oven, bring the beer to a boil. Add the bratwurst and continue to simmer for 10-12 minutes. Flip them occasionally to make sure they cook evenly.
  2. Remove the bratwursts and place them on a cutting board. Once cooled, slice and reserve the bratwurst. Reserve the cooking juices in a heatproof bowl or measuring cup.
  3. Return the skillet to the stove with a tablespoon of butter and the sliced ​​red onions. Saute onions 3 to 4 minutes or until very soft. Add the sliced ​​bratwurst and continue sautéing for another 3-4 minutes, or until the onions start to caramelize and the bratwurst browns on the outside.
  4. Pour the reserved cooking liquid and remaining tablespoon of butter into the brats and onions to deglaze the pan and coat everything. Pour the bratwursts and onions into a dish. Serve with pretzels, spicy mustard and, of course, plenty of German beer to wash it down.

This article originally appeared in the October 2022 issue of 225 magazine.