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Beer Brats and Caramelized Onions Recipe

Beer Brats and Caramelized Onions with a side dish.

Grilled beer brats topped with caramelized onions are awesome. We love this method for making brats!

Brown the brats on the grill, caramelize the onions, then savor the smell of your bratwurst simmering in a lovely brown ale.

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The brats are tender and juicy and are perfect topped with the onions and your favorite mustard or whatever else you like.

Need something to go with it? Try this Tomato Peach Salsa and tortilla chips or this refreshing Peach Sangria.

The beer I use is a home brewed brown ale but you can use the beer of your choice.

How to make Beer Brats and Caramelized Onions:

Preheat the grill and grill bratwurst about 5 minutes on each side to brown them.

five bratwurst on a gas grill cooking

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While they are cooking, melt butter in a high sided frying pan. Add onions and saute until they start to get soft.

onions cooking in a pan with a wooden spoon

Add the brown sugar and stir to combine.

caramelized onions cooking in a pan with a wooden spoon

Place the browned bratwurst in the pan and add the beer and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes.

5 bratwurst, onions, and beer cooking in a pan

Fill the buns with the brats and top with the caramelized onions and mustard.

Beer Brats and Caramelized Onions

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Yield: 5 servings

Beer Brats and Caramelized Onions

Beer Brats and Caramelized Onions

We love this method for making brats! Brown the brats on the grill, caramelize the onions, then savor the smell of your brats simmering in a lovely brown ale. The brats are tender and juicy and are perfect topped with the onions and your favorite mustard or whatever else you like.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 Bratwurst
  • 1 onion
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 12 oz can or bottle beer
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 5 Brat buns
  • Mustard for topping (any flavor)

Instructions

  1. Slice the onion into rings.
  2. Preheat the grill and grill bratwurst about 5 minutes on each side to brown them.
  3. While they are cooking, melt butter in a high sided frying pan. Click for a high sided frying pan.
  4. Add onions and stir fry until they start to get soft.
  5. Add the brown sugar and stir to combine.
  6. Place the browned bratwurst in the pan and add beer and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Fill the buns with the brats and top with the caramelized onions and mustard.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 405 Saturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 54mg Sodium: 795mg Carbohydrates: 31g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 8g Protein: 13g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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