Having last-minute company over before the big game? Want to avoid a greasy pizza, or dried out flavorless burgers? Not sure what to make that’s quick, inexpensive and delicious.
This is a quick and easy meal that’s filling but not heavy, serve with a nice toasted french roll with a slice of provolone and some roasted red bell peppers. You wont need any mustard or mayo with this dish, just your appetite and a cold beer.
Normally I would soak my bratwurst in beer a few hours before grilling, but since I was having issues with my grill I decided to just pan sear, then simmer with a nice wheat ale.
1 pound Bratwurst
2 large red bell peppers
1 small onion
1 bottle of beer
Optional; provolone cheese
To roast red bell peppers you can either place a clean pepper over medium heat straight on the burner, grill or roast in the oven on a sheet tray on 450 degrees, turning every 15 minutes.
If roasting on burner/grill use long tongs and turn as each side of pepper until it starts to char and blacken.
Once peppers are roasted place in a bowl and cover or brown paper bag. Using this technique creates steam from the peppers and the skin becomes loose making it easier to peel. Set aside till peppers cool about 20 minutes or so. Using a paring knife or your fingers carefully peel off the blackened skin and discard. Remove the tops of the peppers and gently squeeze from the end to the top opening to remove the seeds and slice length wise. Do not rinse or your roasted peppers will lose that smoky flavor you just worked so hard to get.
To pan sear bratwurst. Using a skillet cook over medium high heat until browned, about 5 minutes, turning links often.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Add ½ to whole bottle of beer to skillet.
Cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until cooked through. Discard any remaining liquid.
On a dry skillet over medium high heat place face down french or hotdog roll to get a nice brown toast, add onions, or roasted red peppers, a slice a of provolone cheese and serve.
Hearty and filling but not heavy. Don’t forget the ice-cold beer!
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