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Grilled Beer Brats with Kraut

I made this for my son’s 21st birthday bonfire, which included a dozen buddies. The kraut topping flavors are fabulous. —Keeley Weber, Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Grill: 35 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 12 uncooked bratwurst links
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) dark beer
  • 12 hoagie buns, split

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  • Cook and stir onion in bacon drippings until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 15-20 minutes or until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add apple and garlic; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in sauerkraut, mustard, brown sugar and cooked bacon.
  • Transfer to a 13x9-in. disposable foil pan. Arrange bratwurst over top. Pour beer over bratwurst. Place pan on grill rack over medium heat; cook, covered, 30-35 minutes or until sausages are no longer pink. Remove pan from heat.
  • Remove bratwurst and return to grill. Grill, covered, 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned. Serve on buns with sauerkraut mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 582 calories, 34g fat (11g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 1473mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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