How to Make These Cheesy Beer Brats
The guys at Food Steez know a thing or two about how make game day food. Here, they’ve pretty much outdone themselves with this cheesy beer brat recipe. The Brats • 4 bratwurst • 1 apple • 1 yellow onion • ½ stick of salted butter • 2 beers of your choice (darker beers work better) Cheesy Beer Sauce: • 8 ounces shredded Gruyre cheese • 8 ounces shredded orange sharp cheddar cheese • 2 tablespoons flour • 1 cup of simmering liquid from the brats • 1 pinch salt • 1⁄4 cups parmesan cheese, grated Sriracha Ketchup: • 1 cup of ketchup • 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce Instructions: Slice onions and apple. Place in large pot with butter over medium heat, just until the butter has melted. Slowly add the beer and bring to a boil. Heat an oiled skillet to medium-high heat. Add brats and cook over medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes, turning links often. Reduce heat to medium-low. Carefully add 1⁄2 cup water to skillet. Cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until cooked through. Preheat grill to a medium-high heat. Meanwhile, strain sauerkraut, put it in a small bowl and pour ½ cup of the simmering liquid from the brats over the sauerkraut. Remove and set aside. For The Cheesy Beer Sauce, toss together cheddar cheese, Gruyre cheese, and flour in a small bowl. Heat 1 cup of liquid from the beer brats in a small sauté pan and slowly add in the cheese mixture one handful at a time. Whisking continually, add another handful of cheese only when the last one has completely melted. Continue until all cheese is thoroughly mixed and creamy. To Assemble, make the Sriracha ketchup by combining ketchup and Sriracha sauce. Toast buns for 30 seconds over high heat. Add brats, onion mixture, sauerkraut to bun, then a layer of cheese sauce. Finish with sliced jalapenos, chopped green onions, and Sriracha Ketchup! Subscribe to Indulgence: Chef Tips: Let's Get Fat: Bartender Confidential: FoodSteez on Indulgence: Tasting Notes: How To: Bars and Cocktails: Eat This Now: Follow Indulgence on Facebook: