Brock Designs Portland OR. Interior Design Blog
Keeping our focus on the beginning of football season, I wanted to share some of my favorite tailgating recipes with you. I love getting family and friends together before big games and enjoying some great food and amazing company! This recipe was always a huge hit with my tailgating guests – you can make it for a large crowd very easily ahead of time and keep it warm in a chafing dish. Serve it up with French bread and you will some happy fans!
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Bratwurst Braised in Ale with Sauerkraut
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3 Bottles Good; heavy ale
2 bay leaves
6 whole cloves
1 tablespoon brown sugar
salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 pounds Fresh bratwurst or other white sausage
4 cups Fresh sauerkraut
1 1/2 cup apple juice or cider
1 teaspoon Whole caraway seeds
Add ale, bay leaf, cloves, sugar, salt and pepper to a saucepan and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. Add bockwurst and simmer slowly, covered, for 4 to 5 minutes or until warmed through and plump. Drain sauerkraut and rinse, if it is too strong.
Add to a non-reactive saucepan along with apple juice, caraway seeds and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer slowly, partially covered, for 20 to 30 minutes or until most of the juices are absorbed.
To serve, mound sauerkraut on warm plates and top with steamed bockwurst and a big dollop of honey mustard.