Batter Up Beer Brats

It’s baseball season!  I love watching baseball….in a stadium.  I love how the home team players are announced as they come up to bat, each with their own theme music.  I love the quirks specific to each ballpark–the Rockies call their “cheap seats” the “Rock Pile.”

Giants stadium keeps track of how many homers end up in the bay. 

AND I love ball park food!  I’m not a huge fan of hot dogs, except for ball games viewed in the ball park. 


I make an exception for brats though, especially for the start of the season. 

Get your season off to a good start with Beer Brats:

 In the pot–what you need to make the brats nice and flavor-y:

  • 1 beer–make it a good one, the flavor will be intensified in the brats!
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 big cloves of garlic, peeled and cracked
  • 1 package of your favorite brats

Next to the pot–classic brat accompaniments:

  • grainy mustard
  • sauerkraut
  • hearty whole-grain buns

Place a large pot over medium high heat.  Add brats, onion and garlic.  Pour the beer over the top.  Bring to a boil and simmer, partially covered for 30 minutes.

Heat a grill (indoors or outdoors) or grill pan.  Use tongs to move brats to grill and cook for 5 minutes longer to crisp casings and get the pretty grill marks.

(This is a Black and Decker indoor grill my mom insisted I needed….she was right!  The grill surfaces are removable and can be cleaned in the dishwasher!)

Anyway.  Moving along.  Slather a bun with grainy mustard, layer on some sauerkraut, serve it up with a yummy side (like my mom’s potato salad–tomorrow’s blog!), turn on the game and “Play Ball!”

Mustard and sauerkraut are DH and my fav brats toppings, but there are lots to choose from…catsup, chili, cheese, onions,…..have your favs ready for YOUR beer brats!  Yummy!

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