Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Grilled Orange Brat's

I can hand over the credit for this melody of flavors to my husband, Rich.  He seen something along these lines on a hunting show.  When he first suggested to boil the brats in orange soda, my first response was not too nice.  It sounded absurd to me.  But then I remembered all the great things that I have made with Coca-Cola and beer.  So, I figured why not.  But, I decided to add in the fresh oranges for the extra flavor and tartness and the carmelized onions to balance it out.  And, tah-dah they were scrumptious!  There was just the right amount of everything.  And the best part was the crust that formed on the brat's as they finished grilling.  The orange soda added that touch.
1 pkg (5 sausage's) Johnsonville Bratwurst
1 liter orange flavored soda
3 oranges (halved)
1 medium sweet onion (thinly sliced)
extra virgin olive oil

-Boil sausage and orange halves in the soda for 10 min's (yeah I said soda!).  Meanwhile, sautee onion in a little extra virgin olive oil on medium heat until transparent.  Remove sausage (reserve orange halves for garnish) from pan and finish off on a pre-heated grill.  Grill on medium-high heat for about 5-10 min's more, turning frequently, or until evenly browned.  Place on buns with sauteed onions on top.  Serves 5.  Enjoy!


  1. This is not as over-whelming as you may think. There is just a hint of citrus in the end result. Just a nice little tang ;)

  2. The brats are the wonderful product, because of their flavour and caloric content. By the way, it is absolutely not so difficult to how long to boil brats them at the home conditions.