Beer & Butter Grilled Bratwurst

For many, St. Patrick’s Day is another opportunity to feast and drink, and for others it sparks a traumatic case of pinchophobia because of the lack of green in their closets. As much as I would like to help little Johnny avoid the onslaught of pinches, this article is about a grill, a little beer, and some really good food to celebrate the day. Here is Beer & Butter Grilled Bratwurst, a pub-inspired handful of goodness to get you hailing the luck of the Irish.

Begin with bratwurst links of about 1.5lbs each, and grill them over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked. Concurrently, sauté onions and peppers in butter, beer, and seasoning blend until tender. Once cooked, add bratwurst to skillet and simmer for 20 minutes. The sweet and tangy mustard sauce is a combination of butter, beef bouillon, egg yolks, sugar, mustard, cider vinegar, and salt. Serve bratwurst on toasted hoagie rolls, topped with veggies and special mustard sauce for a fantastic fistful of flavor. Make this a St. Patrick’s Day to remember with Beer & Butter Grilled Bratwurst, and for the love of Pat, buy little Johnny a green shirt!

Servings: 6

Beer & Butter Grilled Bratwurst Ingredients

  • 6 bratwurst links (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium-size green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium-size red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 2 (12-ounce) bottles beer (do not use dark)
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free seasoning blend
  • 6 hoagie rolls, split

Special Mustard Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Beer & Butter Grilled Bratwurst Directions

  1. Grill bratwurst over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) for 10 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, turning once.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion and bell pepper strips, and sauté until tender.
  3. Stir in beer and seasoning blend; add sausage, and simmer mixture for 20 minutes.
  4. Place 1 bratwurst link in each roll, and top evenly with vegetable mixture. Serve with Special Mustard Sauce.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Mrs. Dash original blend.

Special Mustard Sauce

  1. Combine butter and bouillon cubes in top of a double boiler. Place over simmering water, and cook, whisking constantly, until butter melts and bouillon cubes dissolve. Gradually whisk in beaten egg yolks. Add sugar and remaining ingredients; cook, whisking often, 20 minutes. Cover and chill.

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