Cider Brined Brats

Tess Geer


You don't always have to boil your brats in beer! I use this recipe just as often. The brats are full of flavor. Great alternative if you don't have any beer in the house. My family loves it.


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5 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


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  • 2
    onions, any kind, medium, sliced
  • 6
    plump cloves garlic, sliced in half
  • 1 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 7 c
  • 8-10

How to Make Cider Brined Brats


  1. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine onion, vinegar,garlic and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. While brine is simmering, prepare brats by piercing each one all over six to eight times with a fork.
  3. Place bratwurst in the simmering water. Cover and continue to simmer 20 minutes. Do not boil.
  4. Remove brats. Grill or pan-fry immediately or refrigerate for up to two days.
    try serving with Rosemary Bacon Kraut
    Rosemary Bacon Kraut

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About Cider Brined Brats

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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