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From the Gillette Stadium Kitchen: Beer braised brats

The start of the football season may be a few calendar pages away, but it is never too early to start daydreaming about mouthwatering tailgate recipes and game day snacks.


Whether it is summer or football season, there is never a bad time for a good Brat. To help you craft the perfect game day menu – or any day menu – the chefs in the Gillette Stadium kitchen have opened up their cookbooks to Patriots Nation. With this Brat in your arsenal, there will be no fan left hungry.

Check out the recipe and video below for Beer Braised Brats.

Beer Braised Brats

  • For the pickled cabbage
    3 cups of cabbage, finely shredded
    1 cup apple cider vinegar
    ½ cup water
    2 T pickling spice
    1 garlic clove, crushed
    2 T sugar
    1 T salt

For the brats
4 Bratwurst
1 ½ cups water
1 large slice of onion
1 bay leaf
1 bottle of beer (our choice is always a Bud!)
4 pretzel rolls
Your choice of mustard

Make the pickled cabbage, starting with the brine. In a saucepan, combine apple cider vinegar, water, pickling spice, garlic, sugar and salt, bring to a boil over high heat, strain through a mesh strainer and cool. In a large mixing bowl, combine shredded cabbage and cooled brine and mix well.

Next, prepare your Brats. In a large saucepan, combine beer, water, onion, bay leaf and Bratwurst. Simmer on medium for 15-20 minutes. Drain and build your Brat! Lay Brat on pretzel roll that has been slice length-wise. Spread mustard on Brat. Layer a good amount of pickled cabbage. Enjoy!

Serves 4

Did you try making this recipe at home? Let us know how it went in the comments section below!

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