Spicy Ginger Bratwurst with Carmelized Red Onions and Apple Slaw

Spicy Ginger Bratwurst with Carmelized Red Onions and Apple Slaw

Prep: 25 Minutes Cook: 15 Minutes Serves: 5 Submitted by: Chef Matt Brophy


5 each Bratwurst sausage, lightly poked with a skewer
12 ounces Ginger beer (non-alcoholic)
24 ounces Lager/Pale ale beer
1/2 cup KING'S HAWAIIAN Big Island Lava Sauce
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Apple, julienned (Gala or Granny Smith)
2 cups Green cabbage, shredded
2 tablespoons Mint
2 tablespoons Cilantro
salt and pepper to taste


Step 1
Bring ginger beer, ale, and KING'S HAWAIIAN Big Island Lava Sauce to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Gently add sausages and simmer slowly for 15 minutes until cooked through. Hold in liquid until ready to grill or sauté

Step 2
While sausages are simmering, heat up the olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for 4 minutes. Add ginger and sauté for 2 more minutes

Step 3
Reduce heat, as not to burn the vegetables but slowly caramelize them for 10 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside

Step 4
Mix cabbage, apples, mint, and cilantro to make a slaw. Whisk mayo and vinegar to form a dressing and toss together with slaw. Add dressing to slaw and toss together. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside for topping or side dish

Step 5
To prepare, sauté or grill your bratwursts over medium heat so they are browned nicely on the outside; once cooked, split your brat in half almost all the way through so that they are butterflied open

Step 6
If preferred, toast your hot dog buns; place sausage in the buns with the middle open. Generously add toppings on top of the sausages and serve warm