"Everyone knows that boiling bratwurst in beer is a great way to prepare them, but what if you don't have or can't use beer? Try this substitute recipe that makes delicious bratwurst." — ericn222
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onions, cut into 6 pieces
garlic cloves, minced
1 (16 ounce) jar
sauerkraut with liquid
ground black pepper to taste
fresh bratwurst sausages
This was a great recipe. I actually did have beer and added 2 liters (6 cans) of beer in place of the ginger ale. I followed everything else exactly. Upper Michiganders who know their bratwurst said they were the best brats they had ever tasted. GO PACK!!
Didn't much care for this one. The sauerkraut took on the taste of the ginger ale, which wasn't good, and the brats didn't taste all that different than usual. If you try this recipe, I suggest you not put the sauerkraut in the pot with everything else. Think I'll stick to grilling my brats, or braising them in beer.
I thought this was pretty tasty. I cut the gingerale in half and added water for the rest since someone said it tasted too much like the gingerale. I put them under the broiler for 5 mins to get the casing crispy!
This didn't work me me. Better to use beer or perhaps broth with the kraut brine.
I made these for Father's Day since I had gone out that morning to get beer and brats for dinner, forgetting that it was a Sunday which means no beer for sale :/ Came across this recipe and decided why not? I only used about 1 liter of ginger ale and then water. They had a slightly sweet taste to them from the ginger ale which I didn't mind but my son refused to eat them. I left out the sauerkraut since hubby hates it and so I used sauteed onions and peppers. After the brats were done cooking I seared them off in a pan real quick to get the yummy crispness to them. I don't think I would do it again if I was in the same situation but it was worth a try. Thanks for the recipe.
Actually the only thing I took from this recipe was adding garlic to my onion while grilling them.. I just broiled the Brats and topped w/ the onion/garlic mix.. Delicious!! I've grilled onions ALL MY LIFE and now its forever changed :)
We left out the sauerkraut and used 4C ginger ale and 4C water. After boiling, we grilled the sausage and ate with the onions and garlic, which we carmelized in a frying pan. Yum yum yum. Had seconds.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
'No Beer Available' Bratwurst
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 248
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