Wisconsin Beef and Cheddar Brats with Beer-Braised Onions

June 28, 2011 8:14:05 AM PDT
Paired with Harpoon Summer Beer, brewed by Harpoon Brewing Company, a Kolsch-style brewed to be enjoyed with summertime activities. It is light, refreshing, and crisp. 4 tablespoons butter
2 red onions -- thinly sliced
1 yellow onion -- thinly sliced
12 ounces beer -- 1 bottle
8 beef and cheddar brats -- recommended Hillshire Farms.
8 dark rye sesame rolls
stone-ground mustard
Set up grill for direct cooking over High heat.
Place large skillet on grill or side burner and add butter. When butter is melted, add onions.
Cook till softened, about 10 minutes. Add beer and cover, cook another 10 minutes.
Remove cover from skillet and let simmer till most of the liquid as evaporated, about 5 minutes.
Turn heat on the grill down to medium. Place brats on oiled grill and cook 4 - 5 minutes per side.
Serve brats hot on toasted rolls, smothered with onions and topped with mustard.

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