Brined Bratwurst

Brined Bratwurst

Cookin' Kliebor 1

"This is a simple dish using fresh bratwurst, onions, and balsamic vinegar. It has a nice tangy flavor, and is excellent served in crusty bread and topped with spicy mustard. My other favorite way is to serve with a side of greens and potatoes."


50 m servings 343 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 343 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 28.2 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 13.2 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 804 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large skillet, combine onion, balsamic vinegar, and water. Simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Place bratwurst in the simmering water; cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Be sure the water is only simmering, not boiling.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate.
  3. Remove the bratwurst, and drain liquid from pan. Add butter to the pan with the onions, and cook over low heat until onions are browned.
  4. Grill brats over high heat for 5 to 7 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Serve with onions.
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  1. 44 Ratings


These were so good! I will definatly be making it again. The vinegar gives it great flavor. I was alittle hesitant to using vinegar as I thought the flavor might be too strong but its perfect. I...

Very delicious. With the cold weather creeping upon us, my BBQ has been standing cold for a couple of weeks. This new recipe came in my email and I now had an excuse to use my BBQ. I did saute m...

This recipe is so good! I made this for dinner tonight and my husband and I both loved it. Last time I made brats I used the Beer Brats recipe from this site, this recipe is 100 times better. ...

We really liked this one. I think that honestly, good brats make this recipe. You can't just buy some cheap brats and have it taste as good. We have made this twice and enjoyed it both times.

YUM! The balsamic vinegar really gave these brats a nice tang. It was too cold out to grill these, so I put them under the broiler until they were browned and crispy and served them on hoagie ...

Been looking for a good way to prepare brats indoors - I made just slight changes to the cooking process. Simmered the meat by itself, then removed from skillet and reserved remaining pan juice...

I was out of regular balsamic, so I used white balsamic vinegar, and apple cider vinegar. I added a little brown sugar Splenda and Worchestershire sauce to get the brown coloring. I also used ...

Mmmmmm.. I needed a new recipe for brats to spruce things up a bit:)

mmmmmmMMMMMMM! *Singing operatically "Aaaaaawwwwesooome" I followed the recipe up to step 4. I put the brats back in the pan after removing the browned onions and browned the brats that way. I u...