Beer Brats with Caramelized Onions

Ingredients:

1 lb bratwurst sausage (about 4 links)

1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 bottle beer (12 oz), preferably seasonal or flavored (i.e. pumpkin beer or holiday beer)

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp brown sugar

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Directions:

Turn on the grill outside and let it heat up.

Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Once hot, add the onions and saute for about 10 minutes, until golden. Add the thinly sliced garlic and saute for another three minutes until toasty.

Add the bratwursts to the pan, along with the beer. Stir and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. The bratwursts should have turned white at this point.

Remove the sausages with a slotted spoon and place on a plate. Turn the heat to high so the beer mixture boils again. Add the salt, brown sugar and Worcestershire. Stir well and continue boiling.

While the "sauce" is boiling, grill the sausages for only about 5 minutes, depending on the heat of your grill. They have cooked in the beer so you just want to finish them on the grill and get those lovely caramelized grill marks.

When done, bring the sausages back inside. At this point, your beer should have reduced down to about a quarter of a cup of liquid. Place grilled brats back in the beer sauce and spoon sauce over.

Serve brats with sauce and onions on top.

Time:

45 minutes

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