Tuesday, August 16, 2016

One Pot Brats/36 Recipes Down

This recipe came from Sam's one of Sam's shows. It was another case of watching an episode of his on TV while I was cooking one of his recipes at the same time.
 
I think he came up with the name on the spot: One Pot Brats. This recipe is available on his website.

Makes 6
Dog simple and super delicious - and everything is cooked in the same pot. Beautiful.

Ingredients

  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green pepper de-seeded and sliced thin--I had a green pepper for this in the frig, but as I got it out to use, I realized it had gone bad. No, really, it grabbed my knife from my hand and held me up in my own kitchen. Shane doesn't like green peppers anyway, so he wasn't too upset about it. Instead, I substituted some sliced cucumbers and he liked that.
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 2 bottles of dark beer--Shane picked me out some Guinness for this recipe.
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
  • 6 pack of bratwurst
  • 6 sliced sandwich rolls
  • Mustard, for serving

Directions

  1. In large throw away foil pan (if ur doing this on a grill) add onion, green pepper and butter. Here was my cheat for this recipe. It has been blazing hot outside and I wasn't about to stand over a grill for longer than I needed to. I used my big soup pot and cooked all this stuff on the stove in my air conditioned house. I did follow his show direction of throwing the brats on the grill after they cook in the pan, just long enough to get some char on them.
  2. Cook over medium heat until veggies soften and get lightly brown
  3. Next add beer, sugar, vinegar and pepper to pan and mix well
  4. Let mixture cook until it comes to a simmer
  5. Then add brats to pan and let cook for about 5-10 minutes
  6. When brats are ready, toast buns , top bun with mustard, brat and some of the onions and peppers
What did I learn from this recipe? 
I learned the combination of brown sugar, onion and cucumbers smells DIVINE! 

I also learned that this was kind of a lot of work for brats for just the two of us. I think next time I make brats, I'm going to keep them simple. However, if I were having people over, like during a football game of something, I could start slow simmering the veggies in the house on low heat a couple hours before. Then I'd still cook the brats in the beer/onion mixture, and then grill them, but I'd throw them all into a pan and let them stay warm in the oven for when people wanted to eat, or maybe I'd use some Sterno pots or something.

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