This is a simple dish using fresh bratwurst, onions, and balsamic vinegar. It has a nice tangy flavor, and is excellent served in crusty bread and topped with spicy mustard. My other favorite way is to serve with a side of greens and potatoes.

prep:
5 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
5
Max Servings:
5
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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a large skillet, combine onion, balsamic vinegar, and water. Simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Place bratwurst in the simmering water; cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Be sure the water is only simmering, not boiling.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate.

  • Remove the bratwurst, and drain liquid from pan. Add butter to the pan with the onions, and cook over low heat until onions are browned.

  • Grill brats over high heat for 5 to 7 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Serve with onions.

Nutrition Facts

343.11 calories; 13.18 g protein; 8.43 g carbohydrates; 28.18 g fat; 71.38 mg cholesterol; 804.26 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Baby Potsticker
02/27/2008
These were so good! I will definatly be making it again. The vinegar gives it great flavor. I was alittle hesitant to using vinegar as I thought the flavor might be too strong but its perfect. Its very subtile and tastes delicious. Yum!
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Anonymous
05/12/2018
"Brine" is salty water not vinegar. Perhaps the recipe should be called "pickled bratwurst"?
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Baby Potsticker
02/27/2008
These were so good! I will definatly be making it again. The vinegar gives it great flavor. I was alittle hesitant to using vinegar as I thought the flavor might be too strong but its perfect. Its very subtile and tastes delicious. Yum!
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Christina
09/28/2007
Very delicious. With the cold weather creeping upon us my BBQ has been standing cold for a couple of weeks. This new recipe came in my email and I now had an excuse to use my BBQ. I did saute my onions first rather than at the end. Very tasty. We served this dish with boiled potaotes green beans and fresh bread. Thanks for sharing!
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Sarah Boardman
02/10/2009
This recipe is so good! I made this for dinner tonight and my husband and I both loved it. Last time I made brats I used the Beer Brats recipe from this site this recipe is 100 times better. The onions tasted great and the brats were delicious. The only thing I changed was browning them in a frying pan instead of grilling them. Will deinitely have the hubby grill them when I make them this summer but winters in Maine are not condusive to grilling. I will definitely be making this again!
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GINAH1
11/19/2009
YUM! The balsamic vinegar really gave these brats a nice tang. It was too cold out to grill these so I put them under the broiler until they were browned and crispy and served them on hoagie rolls with spicy mustard.
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Amanda
10/18/2010
We really liked this one. I think that honestly good brats make this recipe. You can't just buy some cheap brats and have it taste as good. We have made this twice and enjoyed it both times.
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MsMary
08/24/2009
Mmmmmm.. I needed a new recipe for brats to spruce things up a bit:)
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gapch1026
05/20/2010
Been looking for a good way to prepare brats indoors - I made just slight changes to the cooking process. Simmered the meat by itself then removed from skillet and reserved remaining pan juice. Sauteed the onions in the same skillet (adding a little of the juice for flavor) then added back the brats. Good with or without the bun!
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Eblueiz11
05/08/2008
I was out of regular balsamic so I used white balsamic vinegar and apple cider vinegar. I added a little brown sugar Splenda and Worchestershire sauce to get the brown coloring. I also used turkey brats. Turned out very good. Next time will use the real balsamic.
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Anonymous
05/25/2011
Very easy and good! I followed the recipe pretty precisely and was pleased with the outcome.
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