January 26, 2018 Editor 0Comment

beer brats thomas boehmer
 (Thomas Boemer)
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You can’t go wrong with a Super Bowl snack created by a chef who knows how to feed hungry football players. Thomas Boeman, the chef and co-owner of Revival and Corner Table in Minneapolis, has actually served lunch for the Minnesota Vikings on two different occasions — once directly before a game, and then again after the team invited him back for seconds. When it comes to feeding fans, however, Boeman suggests a recipe that even a novice chef can tackle: beer-braised bratwursts with sauerkraut and hot mustard. And not only is his recipe easy to master, but it’s guaranteed to satisfy the hungriest of football fanatics — whether they’re on the field or just watching from the sidelines.


  • 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups sauerkraut, drained
  • 1 cup sauerkraut brine
  • One 16-ounce beer
  • 12 bratwurst sausages (fresh, not pre-cooked)
  • 12 bratwurst buns
  • 1 jar hot mustard
  • Fresh grated horseradish


  • 1. Combine onion, garlic, brown sugar, sauerkraut, sauerkraut brine and beer in large roasting pan or Dutch oven.
  • 2. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 10 minutes, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Water can be added, if needed, to achieve a saucier consistency.
  • 3. Add the bratwurst to the roasting pan or Dutch oven, turn the heat down to a low simmer, and cover. Let cook for 15 minutes.
  • 4. In the meantime, heat a grill or grill pan to medium heat. Lightly oil the grates of the grill or grill pan, if needed.
  • 5. Remove par-cooked brats from the Dutch oven. Transfer to a grill or grill pan to caramelize the outside. Continue cooking until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
  • 6. When finished cooking, place bratwurst in buns and top with the onion/kraut mix, hot mustard, and the hottest fresh grated horseradish you can find.