Beer Simmered Brats with Sauerkraut

25 Min.
35 Min.
8
Ingredients
Sauerkraut
½
cup water
½ cup water
1
teaspoon Better Than Bouillon® Organic Seasoned Vegetable Base
1 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon® Organic Seasoned Vegetable Base
1
teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon sugar
¼
teaspoon celery seed
¼ teaspoon celery seed
1
(32-ounce) bag of refrigerated sauerkraut, undrained
1 (32-ounce) bag of refrigerated sauerkraut, undrained
Brats
3
(12-ounce) cans beer
3 (12-ounce) cans beer
2
teaspoons Better Than Bouillon® Roasted Chicken Base
2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon® Roasted Chicken Base
1
large yellow onion, chopped
1 large yellow onion, chopped
6
cloves garlic, peeled
6 cloves garlic, peeled
1
small jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded and quartered
1 small jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded and quartered
½
teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground coriander
8
fresh bratwurst, thawed
8 fresh bratwurst, thawed
8
brat rolls
8 brat rolls
Directions
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add water, Vegetable Base, sugar and celery seed; stir to combine. Add sauerkraut and heat through; cover and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, add beer and Chicken Base; stir until base is dissolved. Add onion, garlic, jalapeño and coriander; stir to combine. Add brats and heat over medium-high heat; bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until done, about 15 minutes. Turn brats once while simmering.
  3. Prepare a gas grill by cleaning and oiling grate; preheat.
  4. Remove brats from beer and place on grill. Cook over direct medium heat until done, about 4-5 minutes per side, turning once.
  5. Serve brats topped with Vegetable Seasoned Sauerkraut.
Topping ideas for brats: diced red onion, chipotle mustard, ketchup, sweet relish, sliced radishes, diced jalapeño, pepper jack cheese or creamy cole slaw.

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