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Do You Love to do Grilling in Summers?
Bratwurst is a typical German sausage that is popular all over the world and is frequently served grilled at social gatherings.
They are a slice of pork, beef, or veal sausage that is commonly seasoned with a variety of spices such as salt, white pepper, ginger, coriander, nutmeg, lemon zest, caraway, marjoram, and/or garlic.
Bratwurst has become a fixture of the American barbeque, frequently served as a hot dog in a bun with fried onions, sauerkraut, and mustard.
People who like brats argue over the best way to prepare them; while nothing surpasses a flawlessly smoked bratwurst, most people prefer to grill them on a gas grill for convenience.
The challenge, though, is to thoroughly cook the interior AND sear the exterior of the brat without allowing the casing to break open and spill out all of the delectable fluids trapped within.
Today we’ll look at cooking brats on a propane gas grill and how to do it.
Before You Begin Grilling Brats Using Propane
It is critical to pick high-quality meats for grilling because they are the star of the show!
Although there is nothing incorrect with the local grocery brands, have some fun and look for fresh handcrafted sausages at your neighborhood butcher’s store. They could even have some interesting and unusual tastes to sample.
Even better, if you reside in a major city, try to locate a genuine German butcher or meat market for your bratwurst.
There are many different varieties of brats, each with its own texture, flavor, and coarseness of ground, so there is something for everyone. Beyond Meat has even created vegan brats so that everyone can join in on the grilling pleasure.
Getting Ready to Grill Your Brats
Some recipes call for poking holes in the brat casing, but this is not recommended because you lose a lot of taste and fluids this way.
Our objective is to gradually heat it up the brats and then sear them at the end to prevent them from splitting open throughout the cooking process.
All your brats require is a little coating of oil, either olive or canola brushed on them before grilling.
This lubricates the casing and prevents the skin from clinging to the grill, as well as drying up and bursting as the brats swell due to the heat of your propane griddle.
Your Propane Grill Should Be Cleaned
Cleaning your grill is a vital aspect of the cooking process since it prevents sticking and eliminates old, unpleasant residual flavors from polluting your meal. (Didn’t you smoke oysters last week on this grill?)Open the propane tank valve and light each burner one at a time. Become up the heat on all of your stoves to maximum and let it rip for approximately 15 minutes, or until all of the grills turn an ash blonde white.
If you don’t have a nice grill brush (what’s wrong with you? ), a balled-up piece of aluminum foil and long-handled barbeque tongs can suffice in a pinch. After that, maintain one side of your grill blazing hot while turning the other to medium-low.
How To Cook Brats On A Propane Grill
According to popular belief, brats are so thick that if you simply toss them on the grill, the surface would burn while the inside will remain uncooked. To compensate, many people choose to partially pre-cook the sausages before grilling them.
Although there is nothing Incorrect with slightly pre-cooking your brats in a shower of beer as well as onions (but never use just water), it isn’t required and may actually make the brats taste…well…less like brats.
Many people, including myself, believe that the taste Lose from the spices and liquids that leave the bratwurst surpasses the flavors Acquired from the beer and onions.
Keep in mind that, unlike bringing a ham or turkey, where you are immersing a Generic piece of meat in a Massively Savvy brine to absorb flavor, you are doing the exact reverse here.
- Preparation time- 30 minutes
- Cooking time – 1 hour
- Total time – 1 hour 30 minutes
- Serving- 6 Brats
- Calories – 350 kcal.
- Propane grill
- Instant read thermometer
- BBQ tongs
- BBQ gloves
- Wide shallow saute pan
- Cutting board
- 6 Bratwursts uncooked
- Cooking oil
- Beer Braised Onions
- 5 large yellow onions
- 1 can beer
- 4 tablespoons salted butter
Beer braising the onions
Step 1- Slice 5 large onions.
Step 2- Place the onions in a saute pan.
Step 3- Pour beer into the saute pan until it is about an inch high in the pan and turn to medium-high heat.
Step 4-Stir the onions around until they are mostly covered by the beer.
Step 5- Simmer uncovered until all the beer has evaporated and absorbed by the onions for about 20-30 minutes.
Step 6-Now it is time to add butter to onions and then reduce the heat to medium-low.
Step 7- Cook uncovered, stirring frequently for about 45-60 minutes until all the onions have been caramelized and are a rich golden brown in color.
Step 8- Remove them from heat and serve over the bratwurst.
Note- Onions can be reheated gently before serving in the saute pan over medium-low heat if they are too much cool while you are busy finishing the brats.
Grilling the Brats
Step 1- Preheat your grills with all burners on high to the highest temperature it will go for 20 minutes.
Step 2- Clean the grill grates with a nylon grill brush.
Step 3- Set up the grill for 2 zone heating: 1 side searing hot and the other side on a medium-low setting.
Step 4- Coat the Brats in the cooking oil of your choice so they will not stick to the grates.
Step 5- Put the brats on the cooler side and close the lid, turn them until the internal temperature reaches 150 degrees Fahrenheit. It will take about 20 minutes.
Step 6- Move the partially cooked brats over to the hot side and sear them uncovered. Do it for about 1-2 minutes per side until the skin is crispy and a dark brown color appears. Remember do not let the skin burst from too much heat exposure.
Step 7-Move the brats back to the cooler side and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 8- It is time to remove the brats from the grill and let them rest for about 5-10 minutes.
Serve them on a bun with the grilled onions and your choice condiments.
To Wrap it Up
You’re immersing a HEAVILY SEASONED sausage in a BLAND bath of beer and onions. Guess who loses more taste when the brats and beer get to know each other through osmosis throughout the cooking process?
However, enjoy that warm brat-flavored onion beer. Do not forget to invite your friends over and make them taste the delectable brats you have just made on your own. They are incredibly tasty as well as enjoyable.