Grilled Bratwurst with Onions Braised in Beer and Mustard

By March 27, 2018 June 6th, 2018 Pork, Pork Entrees, Recipes
Grilled Bratwurst with Onions Braised in Beer and Mustard

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

4 4-oz. fresh bratwurst (or cooked or smoked varieties)
2 T bacon fat, lard or olive oil
3 c thinly sliced onion, about 12 oz
2 medium yellow onions
1/8 t sugar
12 oz dark or amber beer
2 bay leaves
2 T coarse-ground country-style mustard
4 crusty hoagie or Italian rolls, split

Directions

  1. Heat fat in 12-inch, deep skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and sugar, stir well to coat with fat.
  3. Sauté onions, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes, or until starting to turn golden brown.
  4. Add beer, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan.
  5. Add bay leaves, lower heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  6. Stir mustard into onions, remove from heat and set aside, discarding bay leaves.
  7. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  8. Place bratwurst on cooking grid, turning to brown evenly, until nicely browned and internal temperature reaches 160ºF on an instant-read meat thermometer.
  9. Remove from grill and add to skillet with onions.
  10. Over medium heat, cook and stir until sauce becomes syrupy.
  11. Serve bratwurst in rolls, generously smothered with mustardy onions.

Recipe courtesy of National Pork Board.

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