Boiling brats in beer is more than just a pastime in places across the midwest, it's a way of life. This weekend's culinary experiement was brought to you by Johnsonville Brats. We boiled them in beer then added Jalapeno Bacon Salt to the peppers and onions garnish, with great results. Here's the recipe:
The Triple B - Brats, Bacon Salt & Beer
- 6 brats
- 2 cans/bottles of beer - we used Corona because that's what we had, but any neutral or light beer works (don't use a bitter or ale)
For the garnish:
- 1 whole onion
- 1 red pepper
- 1 yellow pepper
- 1 green pepper
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons of Jalapeno Bacon Salt
- 1/2 bottle or can of beer
Heat a medium grill. Boil the brats in beer for 7 minutes.
Chop the onion and peppers into 1 inch square chunks. Add them with the garlic to the olive oil in a non-stick pan, and coat with Jalapeno Bacon Salt. Cook on medium-high for 2 minutes, then add 1/2 can of beer, more Jalapeno Bacon Salt and cover on low.
Score the brats 3-4 times diagonally, and then cook them on the medium heat grill uncovered, turning frequently, until cooked all the way through. Spoon the cooked onions and peppers onto the brats and enjoy!