Oktoberfest for San Diego county was this past weekend and it was right down the street from our house. Of course, there were tons of delicious looking brats. Of course, they were ridiculously overpriced. So, I decided to cook up some brats myself.
Dice up your onion and cut your peppers into strips. Small strips. Or you could even dice them up as well. I used 1 onion, 1 red pepper, 1 yellow pepper, and 1 green pepper. Throw a little bit of olive oil on those and put them over a medium-high heat.
In a large pot, pour in enough beer to cover your brats. I used 3 beers for 4 brats. Also, feel free to pick whatever type of beer you would like to use. I picked out a Pumpkin Ale just to go with the Oktoberfest and fall theme.
When you pull them out they will be super plump. That's a good sign that they will also be super delicious. You're not done with them yet!
Now it's time to grill them up for a bit. Let the outsides get nice and crisp. Grill them for about 4-5 minutes per side. If you bought raw brats then they should already be cooked from the boiling process, so don't worry too much about under cooking them on the grill.
Your veggies should be getting nice and soft. Take a spoonful or two of the beer left in the pot and add it in with the peppers and onions. Keep letting them cooking and stirring them frequently. They should completely soak up the beer, so you can keep adding a spoonful here and there if you'd like.
Overall, it takes about 20-30 minutes to get them to where they're caramelized.
Cover your brats in those delicious peppers and onions. Then eat away!
These were awesome. The flavors of everything paired well together. I love, love the sweetness that comes from the caramelized peppers and onions. If you've been looking for a good brat recipe for the Oktoberfest season, give this one a try.
Until next time.