Midwestern-Style Beer Brats

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Midwestern-Style Beer Brats Midwestern-Style Beer Brats

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2   red or green bell peppers, cored and sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2   large onions, sliced, divided
6 cup lager beer
6   bratwurst sausages
6   bratwurst buns or hoagie rolls, split lengthwise


Prick the bratwurst all over with a fork. In a medium pot, combine the bratwurst, beer, and half the onions. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until bratwurst are firm and cooked through. Transfer the bratwurst to a plate. Reserve some of the cooking liquid.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the remaining onions and the bell peppers. Cook about 15 minutes or until very soft, tossing occasionally. Add the bratwurst to the skillet in the last 5 minutes of cooking to lightly brown. If the vegetables begin to get too dark, add a few tablespoons of the bratwurst cooking liquid. Season, to taste, with salt and black pepper.

To serve, spread each bun with mustard. Fill each bun with a brat. Top with sauteed peppers and onions.

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Show: Paula's Home Cooking
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We steam our brats using dark German beer, then crisp up on the grill or a quick pan fry

By Paulapnl on June 26, 2013


We watched you and you son cook brats on your tailgate show and we thought you might like to know how us in brat country cook ours. First we grill them so they are nice and brown, then simmer then in beer an onions for at least one hour,serve with warm saur kraut and maybe some mustard. . They're delicious. Come to Wisconsin and we will show our tailgate parties. We love love your show and wish you were on in the evening. You and your sons are the greatest. Thanks! Judy

By Judy Meder on April 24, 2013

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