Another Monday rolls around, and here’s another recipe….In keeping with our grilling theme this summer, today’s recipe will be for bratwurst simmered in beer and onions and grilled.
Beer-Simmered Grilled Brats:
Use 5 fresh brats and pierce each several times with a fork. Put the brats side-by-side in a foil pan and pour a couple cans of beer into the pan.
Cut 2 yellow onions into halves and then cut them into 1/4 inch slices. Place the onion slices in the foil pan with the brats and beer.
Prepare the coals in the grill by placing direct high heat on one side. The other side will be used for indirect heat later.
Put the pan on the high-heat side of the grill. Simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the brats lose their “raw” look. If it boils, slide it over to the indirect heat side for awhile. Keep the grill closed.
After about 20 minutes, remove the onions and strain the liquid from them. Put the onions into another foil pan and stir in a tablespoon of brown sugar or Splenda brown sugar blend. Place the onions back on direct medium heat with the lid closed for about 15 minutes, or until they are light brown. Move them to indirect heat to keep them warm.
Take the brats from the liquid and grill them over medium direct heat until they are brown – this will be about 6-8 minutes. At the very end, place the buns on the grill for about a minute to toast them.
Put the brats in the buns, slather with mustard, add some of the onions and enjoy!