This beer brats with onion and mustard makes for the best Game Day meal

After searing the brats, we make a flavorful braising liquid from onion, mustard and beer

By America's Test Kitchen
January 25, 2021 12:35AM (UTC)
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After searing the brats, we make a flavorful braising liquid from onion, mustard and beer. Once the braising liquid has reduced, we use it as a condiment.

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Recipe: Game-Day Beer Brats with Onion and Mustard

Serves 4

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds bratwurst (6 sausages)
  • 1 onion, halved and sliced thin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups beer
  • 1/4 cup whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering. Add bratwursts and cook until well browned all over, about 8 minutes. Transfer bratwursts to plate.

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2. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in now-empty pot over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook, covered, until softened, about 5 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is browned, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and caraway seeds and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

3. Add beer, mustard, honey, vinegar, and bratwursts; cover; and cook until bratwursts are cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer bratwursts to platter. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until onion mixture is thickened, about 5 minutes. Serve bratwursts topped with onion mixture.

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