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Bavarian Grilled Brats and Veggies
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Bavarian Grilled Brats and Veggies

With a nod to the motherland of Oktoberfest, this recipe combines German influences like brats, apples and onions with easy cooking for a flavorful and robust meal.

Ingredients

3
large, fresh bratwursts
1
small to medium white onion, diced
1
red bell pepper, diced
6
small yellow or red potatoes, quartered
1
bunch asparagus, woody stems removed and chopped into 2-inch lengths
1
large eating apple, cored and chopped into cubes (I used Gala variety)
3
tablespoons olive oil
3
tablespoons cooking wine or sherry
3
tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
(seasoned seasonings salt, garlic salt, salt and pepper, etc.) to taste

Directions

  • 1 Parboil bratwurst in water or beer. Remove from liquid when not quite fully cooked. Slice brats into 1/2-inch coins, and set aside.
  • 2 Pre-cook potato chunks in microwave until not quite fully cooked.
  • 3 Add chopped onion, pepper, asparagus, and apple to a large bowl. Add the pre-cooked potato chunks and bratwurst coins and drizzle with olive oil, wine, and vinegar. Toss to coat all well. Add seasonings to taste. Toss again and set aside to marinate for a few minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, preheat the grill and grill basket to medium-high. Add brat-veggie mixture to hot basket. Close grill lid and cook, 5 minutes at a time, flipping mixture with a spatula to prevent burning.
  • 5 When meat is cooked through and veggies are crisp-tender, remove mixture from grill. Serve immediately over spatzle, sauerkraut, or pasta.
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Retro Recipe Redo: Oktoberfest

As prepared by tbspSusan,

Retro Recipe Redo revamps vintage recipes so they're easier and quicker for today's busy cooks. This week: Old World Oktoberfest flavor in a quick, easy recipe.


I'm a weenie of a German. I hate the taste of sauerkraut and can't stand beer.

So what's a half-German girl to do this time of year, when folks everywhere pick up a stein and brat to celebrate the Old World traditions of Oktoberfest?

Punt, that's what.

Here's what I had in my fridge after a trip to the farmer's market: fresh bratwurst, beautiful fall apples, a pungent white onion, petite potatoes, red bell pepper, and asparagus.

Yes, asparagus. Work with me here...

Bavarian Grilled Brats and Veggies Recipe

What it turned into was a Bavarian Grilled Brats and Veggies recipe that'll knock your lederhosen for a loop!

Hubby sliced and diced:

Chopped Veggies for Bavarian Brat and Veggies Stir Fry Recipe

I nuked the potato chunks and parboiled the brats. (If you like beer, you could parboil the brats in your best brew. Nein, danke!)

Parboiling Brats for Grilled Brats and Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

Slice the brats and throw everything into a bowl, then toss in the rest of the ingredients and let it marinate a bit while you preheat a grill basket over medium-high heat.

Then toss your mixture into the hot basket:

Bratwurst and Vegetable Stir-Fry Recipe

Close the grill and check it every few minutes to flip the stuff with a spatula. Keep your spatula ready to beat off the neighbors who smell this cooking.

Meanwhile, prep whatever you want to serve this with. Wimpo German me opted out of sauerkraut and opted in angel-hair pasta. It'd be completely amazing over spätzle, too. (Find easy boxed spätzle at the grocery store.)

This cooks like a Porsche on the Autobahn, easy and fast, so when the meat is done and the veggies are caramelized and crisp-tender, plate 'er up:

Octoberfest Recipe for Grilled Brats and Veggies



That photo'd probably look better to you with a big ol' stein of beer behind it, huh? Sure, go for it.

But I gotta say, it tasted mighty fine with red wine, too. Oh, did I forget to mention that I'm also half French?

The Best of the Wurst


Quick Dish blogger Sarah Caron (aka Scaron) is prepping a primer for us on brats. Watch for her post this Thursday so your wursts are wunderbar!

More Oktoberfest Recipes




Calling Oktoberfest fans! What's your favorite German eats?

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Tips  

All grills heat differently. Monitor yours to make sure it's hot enough to cook the ingredients, but not too hot so they burn.

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