Grill the bratwurst, then simmer them in a sweet and tangy beer sauce. When you're ready for dinner, put the brats in a bun and top with the pickles and cranberry relish.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
grill:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
Servings:
10
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Beer-Braised Brats

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  • Pierce bratwursts with fork. For a charcoal grill: Arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above pan. Place bratwursts on grill rack over drip pan. Cover; grill 20 to 30 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into bratwursts registers 160° F, turning once halfway through grilling time. (For a gas grill: Preheat the grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Grill as directed above.)

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  • Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until tender. Add beer, brown sugar, vinegar, caraway seeds, thyme, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Place bratwursts in beer mixture; keep warm until serving time.

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  • To serve, place grilled bratwurst in a bun or roll. Using a slotted spoon, top with some cooked onion slices and Easy Cranberry-Pickle Relish. Makes 10 sandwiches.

Tips

Can tote cooked brats and the beer cooking liquid to your tailgating site in an insulated container. Serve within 1 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (Beer-Braised Brats)

682 calories; total fat 33g; saturated fat 12g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 15g; cholesterol 76mg; sodium 1341mg; potassium 286mg; carbohydrates 70g; fiber 3g; sugar 23g; protein 20g; vitamin a 194IU; vitamin c 2mg; thiamin 1mg; riboflavin 1mg; niacin equivalents 7mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 93mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 121mg; iron 3mg.

Easy Cranberry-Pickle Relish

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  • In a small bowl, combine cranberry sauce and sweet pickle relish.

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