Recipe: Niman Ranch Bratwurst with Sweet Caramelized Onions (and a beer!)

Niman Ranch Bratwurst with Sweet Caramelized Onions (and a beer!)

Celebrate Oktoberfest with the best! Our trip to Oktoberfest by the Bay in San Francisco last weekend inspired us to develop these two appropriately-themed giveaways and recipes. Prost! (cheers!) We’re happy to have partnered with Niman Ranch for this issue’s giveaways. Niman Ranch and its U.S. farmers & ranchers raise livestock sustainably, traditionally and humanely to deliver the finest tasting meat in the world.

Niman Ranch is proud that all its livestock is:

  • Humanely raised on sustainable U.S. farms & ranches
  • Never given antibiotics – ever
  • Never given any added hormones – ever
  • Fed all-vegetarian feeds

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 lg sweet onions, sliced thin (Mayan Sweets are absolutely the best right now…they’re in for just a short time)
  • 1 TBL Sigona’s Fresh Press Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Fine mustard, to your liking (we recommend Stonewall Kitchens Spicy Honey Mustard)
  • 4 hard rolls, long enough for brats
  • 1 pint Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse beer

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large skillet, brown the brats on medium to med-high heat with olive oil. Turn once to brown both sides. Remove and set aside.
  2. Open the Hefe-Weisse, pour in a stein or beer glass, take a sip.
  3. In the same skillet, add the onions and maybe a little more olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook the onions until caramelized, stirring between sips of Hefe-Weisse.
  4. Once onions are caramelized, put brats in with the onions briefly to reheat.
  5. Finish the Hefe-Weisse.
  6. Serve brats on a hard roll with caramelized onions and a fine mustard.

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