Friday, March 30, 2012

Brat Wraps

This recipe makes an interesting change from grilling steak, burgers and hot dogs. It is basically a bratwurst wrapped in a tortilla and crisped on the grill.


4  fresh bratwurst [1 lb]  [or more. Adjust other ingredients accordingly.]
1 12oz. bottle beer
1 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp. oil
1 lb. fresh sauerkraut, rinsed and drained, or use a 1lb. can.
2Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
4 10" flour tortillas
1/4 cup honey Dijon mustard
4 slices smoked Swiss cheese

Place bratwurst and beer in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let bratwurst cool in the beer.

In a 10" skillet cook the onion in oil over medium heat until browned, 8-10 minutes.
Add sauerkraut, sugar, salt and red pepper; mix well. Continue cooking for 5 minutes to blend flavors.

Grill bratwurst 5-6 minutes, until browned and heated through, turning once. Split each in half lengthwise.

Place about 1/4 of sauerkraut mixture down center of each tortilla. Place 2 bratwurst halves on top.
Spread 1 Tbsp. mustard on the bratwurst and top with a slice of Swiss cheese.

Fold in a little on each side of the tortilla, then roll up, burrito style, and secure with a toothpick.

Place wraps flap side down on the grill and grill 3-4 minutes or until browned and heated through, turning once.

The original recipe recommends a Muscat from Alsace as a wine to accompany this dish, or a strongly malted lager such as the French beer Kronenburg.