Country Brats

Brats aren't just for warm-weather grilling. This stovetop version lets you enjoy bratwursts any time of year.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

6
fully cooked bratwurst
1
can or bottle (12 oz) beer
3/4
cup sweet pickle relish
1/4
cup chopped red bell pepper, if desired
3
tablespoons spicy brown or Dijon mustard
6
bratwurst buns, split

  • 1 Pierce each bratwurst with fork 3 or 4 times. In 2-quart saucepan, heat beer and bratwurst to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer about 10 minutes or until bratwurst are thoroughly heated; drain.
  • 2 Mix relish and bell pepper. Spread mustard on buns. Place bratwursts in buns. Spoon 2 tablespoons relish over top of each bratwurst.

Expert Tips

Want a browned, grilled look on your brats? Drain the beer, then heat the cooked bratwurst in the saucepan over medium heat until browned.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
1330mg
1330%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.