With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner I’ve been thinking about creative recipes I could make to celebrate. At first I thought I might make something with kielbasa since this time of year I often like making kielbasa and sauerkraut. I wanted something a bit different and then it hit me how much Dave likes brats. He has them at least once a month. Usually he simply heats them up and doesn’t add anything fancy to them.
I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to surprise him with a flavorful recipe. Inspired by St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to make Guinness Braised Brats. As soon as Dave heard about the recipe his eyes lit up and he joined me in the kitchen to help make them.
The brats turned out to be amazing! We were both bowled over by how flavorful they were. As I mentioned before Dave is a bit of a brat aficionado and after just one bite declared these the best brats he’s ever eaten! I loved them as well, so much so that after I finished my first I was excited to split a second with Dave.
This recipe was easy, delicious, and we both enjoyed them so much that I can’t wait to make these brats again. In fact, I’m trying to figure out a way to squeeze them in one more time before St. Patrick’s Day and I can’t wait to enjoy them year round!
- 1 can of Guinness beer
- 6 fresh bratwurst sausages
- 1/4 cup onion chopped
- 1 1/2 tbsp butter
- Pierce each brat with fork multiple times, place brats into baking pan and pour in half can of beer. Let marinate for 20 minutes or more
- Heat large skillet on med high
- Put butter and onions into skillet and saute onions until lightly browned
- Take brats out of baking pan and place in skillet, heat until browned on outside (about 10 minutes)
- Pour in beer from baking pan into the skillet and add more beer until it is just below the top of the brats
- Cover skillet with lid and cook on med high for 20 minutes
- Flip brats and cover and cook for another 20 minutes
- Make sure brats are cooked through, serve, and enjoy!