A few weeks ago, I polled my Facebook friends to see what they liked to make on Friday nights at home. My friend Nicholas, a firefighter, loves grilled bratwurst and vegetables. I loved that idea! I asked him if he’d braised the bratwurst in beer before grilling and he hadn’t, but he said it’s on his list to try. I love cooking the German sausages this way – I think it adds a depth of flavor you can’t get from grilling alone.
Beer Braised Bratwurst and Grilled Vegetables
6 bratwurst links
1 (12 oz) bottle lager beer
2 bell peppers, various colors
1 large white onion, cut into chunks
1 large purple onion, cut into chunks
1 yellow squash, cut into thick slices
1 zucchini, cut into thick slices
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large sauce pan, bring sausages and beer to a low boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until sausage casings begin to stretch and split.
In the meantime, heat grill to medium heat. Toss vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill over medium heat until slightly charred. Increase heat on grill. Sear sausages quickly on each side. Serve immediately.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 371, Calories from Fat: 246, Fat: 27 g (9 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 63 mg, Sodium: 730 mg, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 5 g, Protein: 14 g