Who doesn’t love a beer-braised brat on game day? We love to top these savory sausages with homemade spicy mustard and tender onions at our tailgates.
For the spicy mustard:
Grind the seeds in a spice grinder (or use a mortar and pestle). Combine with the rest of the ingredients, mix well and let rest at room temperature. Best if made the day before.
For the brats:
Place a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add butter, onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Simmer until the onions are soft and translucent. Add beer, pickle juice and red pepper. Bring to a simmer and slightly reduce. Add the brats and simmer until the brats reach an internal temperature of 150°F.
Meanwhile, set up the grill for medium direct heat.
Remove the brats and place on the grill. Turn frequently until a golden brown color is achieved and remove.
Turn up the heat the heat on the onions to reduce the beer until it sticks to the onions.
Toast buns then add a brat, beer onions and spicy mustard.