Brined Bratwurst

Brined Bratwurst

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Cookin' Kliebor
Recipe by  Cookin' Kliebor

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 5 bratwurst



  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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Baby Potsticker

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. Its very subtile and tastes delicious. Yum!



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 my onions first rather than at the end. Very tasty. We served this dish with boiled potaotes, green beans, and fresh bread. Thanks for sharing!



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. The onions tasted great, and the brats were delicious. The only thing I changed was browning them in a frying pan instead of grilling them. Will deinitely have the hubby grill them when I make them this summer, but winters in Maine are not condusive to grilling. I will definitely be making this again!

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Amount Per Serving (5 total)

  • Calories
  • 343 cal
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 28.2 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs
  • 8.4 g
  • 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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