By Chef Eric Gephart

Grill Poached Beer Brats

Serves: 6 people"
Cook Time: 0 - 30 min
Grill Poached Beer Brats


  • Main


  1. 01

    1. Stabilize your grill at 450F. Place the grill grates at the highest setting and bring a cast iron pan to temperature. Make sure the pan is just at smoking point and place butter in to melt. Add the diced apples to soften and brown, turn as needed. Once they have softened and browned a bit, remove the apples and reserve for garnish. Immediately add the sliced onions to the pan with a bit more butter and return to the grill. Close the dome to impart the grill flavor. Next open the dome and add the garlic and top with bratwurst. Top with 1 beer for shallow poaching. Close the dome and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn the sausages and cook for another 5 minutes.



    • 3 tablespoons Butter, Unsalted
    • 2 Each Granny Smith Apples, Small Dice
    • 1 Each Yellow Onion, Sliced Thin
    • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
    • 3 Each Bratwurst Sausage (Wooden Nickle Farms)
    • 1 Each Pilsner or Light Beer
  3. 02

    2. Butter buns and toast off. Transfer the brats to the grill grate to finish and reduce the cooking liquid. Flip the brats and get a nice char then transfer to the toasted buns. Top with the poached onions. Top with the whole grain mustard, top with the apples and finish with the reduction thickened braising liquid.



    • 1 tablespoon Whole Grain Mustard
    • 3 Each Hot Dog Buns, Preferably Top Cut