Salsa Brats
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Brats are a staple food in Wisconsin. This version combines the tradition of cooking brats in beer, with mexican ingredients to add some zip.
Recipe type: Meat
Cuisine: German/Mexican
Serves: 5
  • Cooking liquid:
  • 1 Can(7 ozs.) Chipotle salsa
  • 1 Can (7 ozs.) Salsa verde
  • 2 Bottles (12 ozs.) light beer such as Corona
  • 1 Lime, quartered
  • 1 Fresh jalapeno pepper, sliced
  • 14 Ozs. Water
  • 1 Medium Onion, sliced
  • ½ Ea. Sweet red and yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 5 Bratwurst sausages such as Johnsonville
  • 5 Pretzel buns, split
  1. In a large saucepan, combine all cooking liquid ingredients.
  2. Add brats to liquid and turn heat to medium low.
  3. Simmer brats for 30 minutes or until brats are cooked through.
  4. Transfer brats to a plate and set aside.
  5. Turn heat to medium high and cook remaining liquid for 30 minutes or until liquid has reduced by half.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool. Refrigerate mixture until needed.
  7. Grill brats over medium hot coals until nicely browned.
  8. Transfer brats to split pretzel buns and top with cooled pepper and onion mixture.
  9. Serve.
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