Grilled Reuben Brats

A 30-minute meal starts with tasty, Reuben-style fixings for hot-off-the-grill brats.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

1
can or bottle (12 oz) beer or nonalcoholic beer
4
uncooked fresh bratwurst links (about 1 lb)
2
tablespoons Thousand Island dressing
4
rye or whole wheat bratwurst buns, split
1/2
cup shredded Swiss cheese (2 oz)
1
cup sauerkraut, drained, heated if desired

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In 2-quart saucepan, heat beer to boiling. Add bratwurst; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 15 minutes.
  • 2 Drain bratwurst. Place on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 5 to 10 minutes, turning once, until brown.
  • 3 Spread dressing on cut sides of buns. Place bratwurst in buns; top with cheese, bratwurst and sauerkraut.

Expert Tips

Simmering the brats in beer makes them moist and flavorful, and it shortens the grilling time.

To cut fat and calories, use fat-free Thousand Island dressing and chicken or turkey brats.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
32%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
1670mg
1670%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.