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Midwestern-Style Beer Brats

By Paula Deen
  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 30

Ingredients

  • 2 red or green cored and sliced bell peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large sliced, divided onions
  • 6 cups lager beer
  • 6 bratwurst sausages
  • 6 split lengthwise bratwurst buns or hoagie rolls
  • mustard

Directions

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.