The Talk: Jeff Mauro
The Talk: Jeff Mauro Apple Cider Braised Brats Recipe Ingredients
You can use any type of bratwurst you like, but make sure they are raw and not pre-cooked. Check in the sausage section of your grocery store.
“This is like the best hot tub ever,” Mauro said of the cooking liquid, before digressing into a story about his Spring Break mishaps in 1998.
I guess you don’t have to finish the brats on the grill, but those char marks do add to the presentation.
- 8 Bratwursts
- 3 peeled, sliced Granny Smith Apples
- 3 cups Apple Cider
- 1 sliced Onion
- 8 Pretzel Rolls
- Caramelized Onions
- Salt & Pepper
Cider Mushtard Ingredients
- 1 1/2 tbsp reserved Beer Cooking Liquid
- 1/2 cup Stone Ground Mustard
- 1 1/2 tbsp chopped pickled Jalapenos
- 1 tbsp Mayonnaise
Caramelized Onions Ingredients
- 1 thin sliced Yellow Onion
- 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- Salt & Pepper
Jeff Mauro: The Talk Apple Cider Braised Brats Recipe Directions
- To make the caramelized onions, place onions and oil in a saute pan and cook on medium low for 11-14 minutes, without stirring, so that they caramelize.
- Stir just once, and then let them cook another five minutes. Use water if needed for deglazing the pan.
- Preheat a grill on medium high.
- Simmer cider with apples, onion slices, salt and pepper in a pan.
- Add brats and simmer 11-14 minutes, or until cooked through, turning once.
- Reserve one cup of the cooking liquid.
- Brown sausages on the grill about five minutes, for more color.
- Combine cider mustard ingredients in a bowl and adjust thickness if needed.
- Place a grilled brat on each pretzel bun. Serve with beer mushtard and caramelized onions.