Grilled Beer-cooked Sausages

Grilled Beer-cooked SausagesRecipe
Thayer Allyson Gowdy
James Bullard simmers his sausages in beer first, which makes for quick grilling and helps feed guests fast. We love these smeared with coarse-grain mustard on crusty rolls. The onions take on a lot of the ale's flavor, including its slight bitterness. Leave them off your sausage if you're sensitive to bitter flavors.
Makes 12 servings


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6 bottles (12 oz. each) medium- to heavy-bodied ale (9 cups)
12 bratwurst
1 large onion, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise


Total: 40 Minutes

1. Bring beer to a boil in a large, wide pot. Add sausages and onions and simmer 15 minutes. Cover, remove from heat, and let sit until ready to grill.

2. Heat a gas or charcoal grill to medium (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 in. above the cooking grate only 4 to 5 seconds). Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer sausages to the grill. Cook sausages, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, drain onions and set aside. Serve sausages hot or warm, with onions if you like.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Created date

September 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 350
Caloriesfromfat 75 %
Protein 16 g
Fat 29 g
Satfat 11 g
Carbohydrate 4.3 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Sodium 633 mg
Cholesterol 68 mg