Grilled Bratwurst with Sautéed Sweet Onions and Cabbage

Grilled Bratwurst with Sautéed Sweet Onions and Cabbage: Grilled bratwurst topped with sautéed sweet onions and cabbage and a dollop of honey mustard are a tasty alternative to hot dogs.

Bratwurst is a flavorful German-style pork sausage in a natural casing that's perfectly suited for grilling. Topped with a generous helping of sautéed cabbage and sweet onions and a bit of honey mustard, grilled brats make a hearty and delicious change from ordinary hot dogs.

Grilled Bratwurst with Sautéed Sweet Onions and Cabbage

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 pre-cooked bratwurst (about 1 lb), pricked with a fork
  • 4 bakery-style hot dog rolls
  • For the sautéed onions and cabbage:
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small head cabbage, halved, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the honey mustard:
  • 3 tablespoons coarse grain (or regular) Dijon-style mustard
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons honey

Combine the mustard and honey in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until softened, 4 to 6 minutes.

If necessary, add a little more oil to the pan, then add the cabbage. Continue cooking until the cabbage wilts and reduces in volume, 2 to 3 minutes.

Sprinkle the brown sugar over the mixture, add the vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring often, until both the cabbage and onions are tender and golden, 7 to 10 minutes longer. Taste and adjust the seasoning and set aside.

Note: This mixture can be made in advance, refrigerated and reheated just before serving.

Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium heat and oil the grates. Add the bratwursts and grill, turning frequently, until the casings are crisp and lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes total.

Serve the bratwurst on bakery-style hot dog rolls topped with the onion cabbage mixture and honey mustard.

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