Bacon Wrapped Beer Brats

I just love summertime grilling!

These brats just scream man food, but trust me, ladies like these, too!

I recently made these for a BBQ with friends and they were gone in no time flat!

You can use whatever condiments you have on hand with these brats, but swiss and beer onions are an amazing combination!  Give it a try!

Bacon Wrapped Beer Brats
Adapted from Girl Carnivore

1 bottle Amber Beer or Lager
1 medium onion, sliced
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp ground mustard
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
5 bratwursts
5 slices thick cut bacon
5 slices Swiss cheese
5 hot dog buns

Place the beer, onion, Worcestershire, ground mustard, garlic powder, salt & pepper in a medium saucepan and whisk to combine.  Heat to a simmer.

Puncture the brats with the tines of a fork and add them to the pot, covering with liquid as much as possible.  Simmer for 15 minutes, turning the brats once, half way through.

Remove the brats.  Continue simmering the liquid until mostly reduced and the onions remain.  Set aside.

While the brats cook, par-cook the bacon.  Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until the fat becomes slightly translucent, but before it begins to brown.  The bacon should still be very pliable and will look undercooked.

Preheat the grill and wrap the brats in the par-cooked bacon, using toothpicks to secure the bacon.

Place the brats over indirect heat over the grill, watching carefully for flares ups.  Cook for about 15 minutes or until the bacon is crisp.

During the last couple of minutes of cook time, place the cheese on the buns and place on the grill to melt.

To serve, place a bacon wrapped brat on the prepared buns and top with reserved beer-onion sauce.


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