Beer Braised Brats with Onions

September 26, 2012
Celebrate Oktoberfest with beer braised brats with onions.  The brats are marinated in a combination of onions, mustard, seasonings, and beer.  You will want to use full flavored beer for this recipe.  This could be an amber ale or lager.  Place the sausages in a soft roll just before serving.  Keep  the brats simple with some mustard, grilled onions, and sauerkraut. 
1/4 cup deli style mustard (I like Hebrew National)
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
2 tablespoons hot sauce
Big aluminum pan
Prepare Grill for medium indirect heat in two zones. Slice onions into disks and Drizzle with oil and salt and pepper.
In the aluminum pan, combine beer, mustard, garlic powder, celery salt, caraway seeds, hot pepper flakes, and hot sauce. Place on indirect side of grill.
Grill onions on direct heat side of grill until you have dark grill marks and onions have softened. Using tongs, separate onions into rings into the beer mixture. Grill brats over direct heat until outsides turn brown and are about 1/2 way cooked. Place brats over the onions in the pan, close lid, and let them steam until they are fully cooked, about a Half Hour
Serve on the sub rolls with plenty of onions.

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