Grilled Brats with Onion Relish
Food and Drink

Courtesy of the National Pork Board,

Grilled Brats with Onion Relish

"For your next tailgate party, picnic or backyard BBQ, serve your guests Grilled Brats with Onion Relish. Ready to eat in 30 minutes."

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves 4


4 bratwursts, uncooked

2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large onion, sliced

1 12-ounce can beer

1 teaspoon brown sugar, firmly packed

1/4 cup bread and butter pickles, roughly chopped

1 teaspoon thyme leaves, chopped

In large deep skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat and add onion. Sauté, stirring frequently, until very soft, about 8-10 minutes. Add beer and brown sugar and cook over medium high heat until liquid evaporates, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Continue cooking until the onion turns a golden brown, stirring constantly. Stir in bacon, pickles and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.

Prepare a medium hot fire in grill. Grill bratwurst directly over heat, turning, until evenly browned, about 5-7 minutes and to an internal temperature of 160°F. Remove from grill and top with onion relish.

Note: The onion relish can be made ahead and reheated. Store it in the refrigerator. Serve it warm or at room temperature.