Beer Braised Brats
- 4 Bratwurst Sausages
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 0.5 cup, sliced Onion
- 11 ounces (1 bottle) Beer
- 4 Pretzel Buns
- Fresh Chives
German beer braised pork sausages on a pretzel bun with sauerkraut! Aka the German hot dog.
Who is excited for beer, brats, and German music?!?
It’s #Oktoberfest time and I am so happy to share this recipe with you all!
Growing up in Germany, Oktoberfest wasn’t something we celebrated.
However, every year when the summer ends we have Erntedankfest, which is sort of like Thanksgiving.
It is a celebration for the gifts of the summer harvest, getting together and eating (and of course drinking) a lot!
Erntedankfest is celebrated end of September, the same time as Oktoberfest.
As a kid, I constantly craved Bratwurst and you can get them on every corner in Germany. Now, as an adult I crave a beer with my sausage…a German beer!
To combine my love for these two, I have created this recipe and hope you give it a try!
Prost und Guten Appetit!
Sauté The Onions and Brown the Sausages
Heat a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil then add the sliced onion and sauté on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
Next, nestle in the sausages and brown on both sides for 4-5 minutes.
Lower the heat to medium-low and add 1 bottle of beer. I like using a German light wheat beer and for this recipe I am using Weihenstephaner Vitus.
Simmer the sausages and onions in the beer on medium-low heat (uncovered) until the liquid has reduced down, about 20 minutes.
Toast The Buns & Serve