In the Upper Midwest, beer and brats are Sunday brunch. For the rest of us, it’s a quick dinner.
Prep time:5 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
Beer 'n' Brats
1 tablespoonvegetable oil
1 largesweet or yellow onion, chopped thin
1 tablespoonbrown sugar
24 ouncesdark lager beer
1 cupsauerkraut, drained (optional)
Dashspicy brown mustard (optional)
Melt butter and vegetable oil in a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat until butter bubbles and foams. Add onions, sugar and seasoning and stir until contents begin to bubble. Add bratwurst and pour beer over ingredients until brats are covered. Bring to a boil and then cook over low heat 12 to 15 minutes. Remove brats and drain skillet of excess liquid.
Grill brats in lightly oiled grill pan, cooking 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until light brown. Meanwhile add sauerkraut to browned onions and cook over low heat. Serve bratwurst on buns with condiments.