Grilled Brats
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Grilled Brats

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I didn’t have a bratwurst until my 30’s when a neighbor from Wisconsin asked if I would grill her some brats. Since I was just becoming familiar with what I now consider to be amazing sausages, I asked around for cooking advice and was told me to simmer them in beer first and finish on the grill.  Worst. Advice. EVER.

Simmering or boiling brats BEFO...

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Ingredients

1.25
pounds bratwurst sausages
2
12-ounce light beer, room temperature
1
large sweet onion, sliced into wedges
2-3
tablespoons butter
1
teaspoon roasted garlic paste or 2 cloves minced
1/2
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
 
Salt to taste
5
hard rolls or hot dog buns
 
Toppings of your choice
 
Half size steam table pan

Directions

1

Preheat charcoal grill to 300-350°F.

Hot Tip: Make sure grates are clean, preheated and lightly oiled. Leave the brats at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes before grilling.
2

Place the onions, butter, roasted garlic (or minced garlic), beer, black pepper and a few pinches of salt to taste in the steam pan.

3

Place the brats on the grill and grill for 20 minutes, flipping and shifting them about every five minutes.

Hot Tip: Use the upper cooking grate if your grill can get too hot. Try to avoid rupturing the sausage’s casing.
4

Place the steam pan on the grill and place the brats in the “brew vide” (steam pan), close the grill lid and cook for 20 minutes.

Hot Tip: It should start simmering after five minutes or so, don't let it reach a full boil. If it starts to simmer rapidly, reduce the heat.
5

Remove pan from grill. Serve with buns and preferred toppings.

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