Friday, November 25, 2016

Brats in Beer Bath

We made this super easy recipe for the children and Alona's parents because we were leaving for our 5 year anniversary. We needed an easy dish that they could put together any time in the evening. We served it with some hot dog buns, however a nice coleslaw or salad would have gone well with it.

The original recipe: http://www.johnsonville.com/recipe/brat-crock.html


Ingredients:

1-2 bottleS of Guinness beer (enough to cover the brats + onions)
2 tablespoons butter
2 medium yellow onions, sliced into rings
8-9 Johnsonville Original Brats 

Directions:

1) Pour in the beer; add butter and onions into slow cooker and turn on to high.
2) Heat a grill pan or heavy skillet to medium high and grill or sear the brats on all sides.
3) Place your Johnsonville Brats into the slow cooker and heat until the brats are cooked through, about 2 hours. Brats are fully cooked when the internal temperature reaches 160˚F.

What we liked:

This was a super easy recipe to make and incredibly tasty. The Brats don't look as appealing as the grilled one but they were significantly more tender. 

What we didn't like:

The Brats kind of looked like worms! 

What Kaspian thought about it:

Kaspian would not touch them! He thought they were gross!

Next time:

We might cut the onions into chunks instead of rings as the rings were difficult to get onto buns, but they were a good side.