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Brat Burgers with Spicy Beer Slaw

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  • Yields: 10 Servings
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Prep time: 6 h


  • 4 cups green cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • ½ cup yellow mustard
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup beer
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 10 fresh bratwurst sausages
  • 10 small hamburger buns or large slider buns


  1. In a large bowl, add the cabbage together with the onion and bell pepper.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the mustard, vinegar, beer, ketchup, sugar, hot sauce, garlic salt and cayenne.
  3. Over a medium heat, bring the mixture just to a boil. Pour the sauce over the cabbage and toss until well coated. Chill covered for at least 4 hours, overnight is best.
  4. Remove the bratwurst from its casings and form ten small patties.
  5. Build a charcoal fire for direct grilling using Kingsford® charcoal and preheat to 400°F.
  6. Cook the patties for 3 to 5 minutes or until an internal temperature of 160°F is reached.
  7. Lightly toast the rolls. Top each of the buns with a burger and slaw.
  8. Serve immediately.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

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