Grilled Brats with Onion Relish
Bratwursts get dressed up with this sweet onion relish. The onion relish can be made ahead of time and reheated when ready to serve.
4 bratwurst, uncooked
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, sliced
1 (12-ounce) can beer
1 teaspoon brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup bread and butter pickles
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
- In large deep skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat and add onion. Sauté, stirring frequently, until very soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add beer and brown sugar and cook over medium high heat until liquid evaporates, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Continue cooking until the onion turns a golden brown, stirring constantly. Stir in bacon, pickles and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
- Prepare a medium hot fire in grill. Grill bratwurst directly over heat, turning, until evenly browned, about 5 to 7 minutes and to an internal temperature of 160°F (70°C). Remove from grill and top with onion relish.
Makes 4 servings
Tip: The onion relish can be made ahead and reheated. Store it in the refrigerator. Serve it warm or at room temperature
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 400 calories; Protein: 14 grams; Fat: 30 grams; Sodium: 860 milligrams; Cholesterol: 65 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 10 grams; Carbohydrates: 12 grams; Fiber: 1 grams.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.