Beer Brats with Caramelized Onions
When I saw this recipe on Pinterest it screamed for me to cook it now! I found this recipe for Beer Brats with Caramelized Onions on Eat, Live, Run.
- 1 lb bratwurst sausage (about 4 links)
- 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bottle beer (12 oz), your favorite brand, I used Sam Adam’s Honey Brown
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add the onions and saute for about 10 minutes, until golden. Add the garlic and saute for another three minutes until toasty.
- Add the bratwursts to the pan, along with the beer. Stir and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. The bratwursts should have turned white at this point.
- Remove the sausages with a slotted spoon and place on a plate. Turn the heat to high so the beer mixture boils again. Add the salt, brown sugar and Worcestershire. Stir well and continue boiling.
- At this point, your beer should have reduced down to about a quarter of a cup of liquid. Place brats back in the beer sauce and spoon sauce over.
I served this with a side of roasted potatoes with a bit of the sauce drizzled over the top of the potatoes. Delicious.
This tasted amazing. Though the picture show the brats as pale the taste was full flavored and even my children who were a bit squeamish about trying something with “beer” in it loved it.
The original recipe calls for grilling the brats to give them a better color and more smoky flavor. If you wish while the sauce is reducing grill them for about 5-10 minutes but as we are in Michigan and it is February there was no grilling for us. Next time I plan on making this on a bright summer day when I can get those lovely char marks across the brats.