Beer Braised Blue Cheese Bratwursts ~ Blue Cheese Stuffed Bratwursts braised in beer topped with caramelized onions and blue cheese crumbles.
This post is sponsored by Michelob Ultra but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Father’s Day is coming. In fact it’s this weekend.
Have you ever noticed the difference in how Mother’s Day vs Father’s is celebrated? On Mother’s Day, we tend to eat a bit fancier-brunches, nice restaurants, finer clothing, flowers.
However on Father’s Day it’s always a much more low-key affair. The family still gathers, but instead of a fancy restaurant, it’s in the backyard.
Now, I’m not knocking Mother’s Day fancy brunches. I am a mom; I love my day of devotion with mimosas, macaroni necklaces, and hand-drawn cards. But that’s now, as a mom. But as a kid, I loved Father’s Day.
Since I have divorced parents, sometimes I was with my dad (along with uncle and grandfather) for the day and sometimes I would be with mom (at her parents). In my late teen years, my maternal grandmother started making a taco salad, which I have made here dubbed Father’s Day Taco Salad, but when I was younger, and always when with my dad, dinner was served hot from the grill.
I love being out there with my male family members while then manned (pun intended) the grill.
But this Father’s Day is going to be a bit sadder for me.
On February 19th, I lost my grandfather. For those who have been reading for some time know I am particularly close to my grandparents. He’s had health problems for the past few years, but each thing that came his way, he managed to beat it. Until this last one.
To know my grandfather is to know he loved his beer. When the opportunity to partner with Michelob ULTRA for Father’s Day arose, I knew this was an opportunity he’d not want me to miss.
He loved gardening his whole life, had a greener thumb than I’ll ever have. I have so many memories of him being out in the yard doing this or that. When it was break time, he’d grab a cold one and sit out on the patio. I spent many days next to him out there, just looking out at the yard, listening to the birds chirp, and having causal conversation.
But it looks like I followed in his footsteps because after getting some planting in, a cold beer was perfect. Luckily for me, Michelob ULTRA only has 95 calories and 2.6 carbs.
Father’s Day Recipe
I don’t get to celebrate Father’s Day with him this year. I can’t even be in California this year as I planned. But to honor him, I made a meal that he would have most ardently loved. Beer Braised Blue Cheese Bratwursts topped with caramelized onions and blue cheese crumbles.
Now these just weren’t brats that I sprinkled blue cheese on, these were brats with blue cheese stuffed in them. When I saw those at the market, I knew they were perfect to make in his memory and would be amazing washed down with an ice cold Michelob ULTRA.
Beer Braised Blue Cheese Bratwursts
Blue Cheese Stuffed Bratwursts braised in beer topped with caramelized onions and blue cheese crumbles.
- 1-12 oz Michelob ULTRA
- 1 pkg blue cheese stuffed bratwursts
- 1/4 cup caramelized onions
- 1 oz blue cheese crumbles
- 4 bratwurst buns
Heat a skillet over medium high heat.
Once hot, add the bratwursts.
Sear and rotate until each side has become deep golden brown; about 8-10 minutes.
Once browned, pour the beer over them, scrapping the bottom of the pan to pull up any stuck on bits.
Bring to a simmer, cover, and reduce heat to low.
Allow to simmer for 20 minutes, turning occasionally.
Warm the buns.
When ready to serve, remove the brats from the pan, allowing the clinging beer to drip into the bun (spoon over more liquid if desired).
Top with caramelized onions and blue cheese crumbles.
Serve and enjoy.
The brats I purchased only had 4 in the pack. Adjust buns, amount of caramelized onions and blue cheese, if yours has more.