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The Beer Barrel Polka Bratwurst

This simple recipe will get the gang fired up. The brats can be prepared ahead or in the galley. For this recipe you will need a marine grill like Magma’s ChefsMate Connoisseur series gas grill.



6 12-ounce bottles or cans of beer

2 large onions, thinly sliced

1 cup of butter

1 ½ teaspoons of pepper

2 pounds of fresh bratwurst from a butcher shop or Johnsonville Smoked Bratwurst

10 Hoagie rolls



Poke the bratwurst with a fork several times to avoid the bratwurst from bursting while cooking. Pour the beer into a large stock pot with the onions, butter and pepper. Over medium heat simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. If preparing ahead let the bratwurst and onion cool and place in a sealable container and keep refrigerated until ready to grill.

Lightly oil the grate of the grill. Place the bratwurst on the pre-heated grill searing the bratwurst, turning occaisionally. Cook for 10 to 20 minutes. I possible, reheat the onions in foil alongside the bratwurst. Immediately serve the bratwurst and onion on a pre-sliced hoagie roll. Serve with stone ground mustard. Turn on the polka music and enjoy.