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Grilled Bratwurst with Onion Marmalade

Grilled Bratwurst with Onion MarmaladeServe with a variety of mustards, soft hoagie rolls to hold the brats and onion marmalade, German potato salad and pickled vegetables. Prepare the onion marmalade ahead of time to take along for a tailgate party. Don't forget the brownies for dessert at halftime.

Recipe Ingredients:

12 bratwurst
1/4 cup olive oil
3 large sweet onions, chopped
1/4 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon finely minced fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large deep skillet heat oil over medium-high heat; add onions and sauté, stirring frequently, until very soft, about 10 to 15 minutes. Add wine, vinegar and sugar, reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until almost all of the liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. The onions should be slightly caramelized. Stir in thyme, salt and pepper. Remove from heat and cool. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
  2. Prepare a medium-hot fire in grill. Grill bratwurst directly over fire, turning, until evenly browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Remove from grill and serve with marmalade.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of National Pork Board.