Beer Brats

Beer Brats

The Day of German Unity … Is there a better way to celebrate this with beer, brats and open fire? No! So lets take this essential ingredients and make an awesome recipe: Beer BratsI discovered this recepie at the BBQ Pit Boys Youtube channel. It was kinda weird to see that they use a german ketchup and mustard. But it seems that we do have some good BBQ related stuff that we export.
Anyway… a few months later a friend of mine asked me about a quick and simple recipe for him and his neighbor. Of course instantly one recipe came to my mind: beer brats!

Beer Brats:

Beer Brats – or in German:  Bier Bratwürstchen – can be made on nearly every grill. It can be a cheap $10 grill from a store, an electric or gas fuled one. It doesn’t matter.
You only need some standard ingredients, that everybody has.

Ingredients:

  • Beer
  • fresh Brats – this time I had 2 different brats. One was seasoned with hot pepper the other had a finer texture
  • bell pepper
  • onions
  • hotdog buns
  • mustard
  • ketchup – have fun finding that delicious “Curry Gewürz Ketchup” in the USA. I always have to supply a friend of mine 😉

 

Prearrangement:

  1. Finding the right beer!!!
    I had to try this recipe 4 times until I found the correct beer. In the beginning the bell pepper had a strong bitter taste.
    In general I dont drink much beer, so that a friend of mine supplied me with this beer. He recommended it, because it has a mild taste to it.
  2. Fire up the grill: You need direct heat and, if possible, indirectet heat. You want to go with a medium heat, so briketts are the best choice.

 

Preperation:

As with every recipe on this blog: Take a look at the pictures. The preperation is real simple:

  • Cut the bell peppers and the onions. – keep in mind that you want to put them on a bun. So big chunks are not useful.
  • Put the brats and the veggie in a heat resistant container. – I don’t poke the brats, so they stay juicy on the inside.
  • Pour in the beer – There should be so much beer in the container, that the brats a nearly covered. I used 2 bottles of beer in this recipe
  • Simmer for about 20-30 min over direct heat. If the brats are not completly coverd with beer, flip them in between.
  • When the brats are ready, put the container over indirect heat.
  • Put the Beer Brats over direct heat and give them a nice sear.
  • Warm up or toast the hotdog buns.
  • When the brats are ready, put everything in the bun: the veggies, mustard, ketchup and of course the beer brats! Now you are ready to enjoy!

 

Result:

The combination of beer and bratwurst is awesome! The sometimes bitter bell pepper is well moderated by the sweet ketchup and the bun.  If you have a big grill this is a perfect recipe for a summer party with lot of people.  To make it more german you can heat up a pot with sauerkraut and a shot of beer and add this to your bun.

 

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Halloween is around the corner. If you plan a party here are some ideas:

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