Grilled Brats with Quick-Cooked Cabbage

Grilled Brats with Quick-Cooked Cabbage In German cuisine, bratwursts typically come with sauerkraut or red cabbage. We say, why choose? This recipe combines those ideas, with a tangy-tart braised cabbage that cooks in just a few moments. Cooking the brats with a combination of water and beer, if desired, infuses the sausages with even more flavor. Serve with German mustard and German potato salad on the side.


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 30 mins

    TOTAL : 40 mins

    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 6 servings

  • Prick each brat with the tip of a knife a few times on each side.

  • In a large skillet, place brats and add water and beer to the pan to reach halfway up the sides of the brats.

  • Cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, turning once.

  • Increase heat to medium-high and cook another 5 to 10 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Remove sausages to a plate to hold.

  • Add olive oil, onion and red and green cabbage to the pan and stir well, cooking over medium-high heat for 3 minutes.

  • Add vinegar, brown sugar and seasonings, stir well and reduce heat to medium.

  • Cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Stir once more.

  • Meanwhile, warm hot dog buns in a 400-degree oven for about 10 minutes, taking care not to brown.

  • Spread mustard on each bun, top with a brat and spoon warm cabbage saute on top.

Per Serving: 790 calories; protein 27.2g; carbohydrates 70.9g; fat 41.6g; cholesterol 92.3mg; sodium 1891.4mg. You can substitute another cup of water instead of 1 cup beer.