Grilled Brats with Onion Relish

Grilled Brats with Onion Relish
  • TOTAL PREP TIME30 minutes

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  • 4 bratwurst uncooked
  • 2 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 12-ounce can beer
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup bread and butter pickles
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves chopped



In large deep skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat and add onion. Sauté, stirring frequently, until very soft, about 8-10 minutes. Add beer and brown sugar and cook over medium high heat until liquid evaporates, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Continue cooking until the onion turns a golden brown, stirring constantly. Stir in bacon, pickles and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.

Prepare a medium hot fire in grill. Grill bratwurst directly over heat, turning, until evenly browned, about 5-7 minutes and to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Remove from grill and top with onion relish.

Makes 4 servings

Note: The onion relish can be made ahead and reheated. Store it in the refrigerator. Serve it warm or at room temperature