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By Kristen Klempert
In Culture, Feature

Bring the bold and comforting flavors of fall into your home with this grilled-to-perfection bratwurst recipe.

 

For those mellow, golden autumn evenings, Schnucks Cooks has created a hearty but simple meal that gives you a chance to light up the grill one last time before the cold settles in. This scrumptious recipe mixes some of autumn’s tastiest favorites: beer and brats. Nestled in soft hot dog buns and topped with warm, buttery onions, these juicy brats will welcome the fall with full flavor.

Beer, Butter & Brats
(Serves: 8)

What You Need:
• 2 1/2 pounds Schnucks fresh bratwurst sausages (about 8 links)

• 1/2 cup (1 stick) Schnucks unsalted butter

• 1 large onion (about 12 oz.), coarsely chopped

• 2 bottles (12 oz. each) Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale

• 1 (8-count) package Schnucks hot dog buns

• condiments such as Schnucks ketchup, mustard and pickle relish (optional)

What To Do:
1. Soak brats in cold water at least 10 minutes or up to 30 minutes.

2. Preheat large grill pan over medium-high heat 2 minutes, or prepare outdoor grill for covered direct grilling over high heat. With tongs, remove bratwursts from water and place in hot grill pan. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook bratwursts 3 to 5 minutes, turning to brown all sides. Reduce heat to low. Place a sheet of foil loosely over pan and cook 22 to 25 minutes or until juices run clear and internal temperature reaches 155°F, turning bratwursts occasionally.

3. Meanwhile, in 4- to 6-quart saucepot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until tender. Add beer; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer beer mixture until bratwursts are done.

4. Transfer bratwursts to beer mixture, spooning liquid over links. Serve bratwurst in a hot dog bun. With slotted spoon, place some onions and desired condiments over bratwurst.

 

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Photo credit: Photos courtesy of Schnucks and Miller Coors

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