Brats in a Hot Tub
Backyard entertaining couldn't be easier! Let your guests help themselves to grilled brats soaking in a hot tub of beer and caramelized onions. Be sure to provide plenty of their favorite condiments and lots of napkins.
2 tablespoons butter
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 (11x9x2-inch) aluminum foil baking pan
2 to 3 (12-ounce) bottles beer
1 to 2 packages fresh bratwurst
Hoagie or hot dog rolls
Your favorite condiments
- Melt butter in a large skillet, add sliced onions and cook over low heat, uncovered, until onions are caramelized and golden in color. (Don't rush this process or the sugar in the onions will burn giving them a bitter taste. To save time, this step can be done the day before, storing the caramelized onions in the refrigerator until ready to use.)
- Prepare grill.
- Place aluminum pan on one side of grill and add the caramelized onions and beer; bring to a simmer.
- Meanwhile, grill the brats until golden brown then place in the hot tub.
- Serve brats on buns with your favorite condiments.
Makes 8 to 16 servings.