Spicy Jalapeno Beer Glazed Brats and Metts

Spice up your summertime grilling with this easy to make glaze for grilled sausages and wursts.
It’s no big secret- well maybe just one. The beer!

Spicy Jalapeno Beer Glazed Brats and Metts

Spicy Jalapeno Beer Glazed Brats and Metts
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime


This is a wonderful recipe I worked up to use some beer and sausages. I used precooked bratwurst and mettwurst although you could easily use any type of smoked polish sausage or smoked sausage. The mettwurst is kind of a Cincinnati thing- it is quite a bit like knockwurst or dinner sized franks (the big short fat ones). I am sure there are lots of different local meats in your area- visit your butcher to sample a few and give them a try!

The ingredients may seem odd but they are intuitive for me. The jelly provides a complex, sweet/sour character to the sauce, and the hoppiness of the beer really makes the wursts shine. And the jalapenos add that extra little bite which gives just the right touch.

I think they are perfect for any rained out cookout where you *had* planned to cook your sausages out on the grill. Or even if you want to whisk together the sauce and have it simmer in a pan on top of the grill, next to your bbq saucepan, making for an easy finished item that will be just a bit different from your other barbecued items.

I do hope you enjoy-


Jalapeno-Beer Glaze
Jalapeno Beer Glaze

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Wursts Simmering in Glaze

Spicy Jalapeno Beer Glazed Brats and Metts

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Spicy Jalapeno Beer Glazed Brats and Metts
• 28 ounces precooked or smoked bratwurst, mettwurst or other smoked sausages
• ½ cup sliced onion
• ½ colored bell pepper, sliced
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 3 cloves garlic, chopped
• 12 ounces room temperature lager beer
• ¼ cup red jalapeno jelly
• ¼ cup honey
• 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
• 1 teaspoon chipotle pepper (ground powder)
• Hot dog buns or sandwich rolls
• Sliced pickled jalapenos (optional topping)
1. Grill bratwurst until hot and juicy; keep warm.
2. Heat butter in a large skillet and add sliced onions and sliced peppers; cook until translucent.
3. Stir in garlic, cook until fragrant.
4. Whisk in the beer, jelly, honey, vinegar, and ground chipotle pepper; simmer until reduced by about half.
5. Add sausages to pan and coat them in the glaze, then cover and simmer over low heat until glaze thickens and clings to sausages (about 15-20 minutes).
6. Serve glazed sausages on buns or rolls with pickled jalapenos and pepper/onion mix from the pan as toppings.

Spicy Jalapeno Beer Glazed Brats and Metts

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5 responses

  1. These look great! Having married a man from Wisconsin, cooking sausage (especially bratwurst) in beer is as natural as breathing. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Kevin;
    Do you ever public Amish, Homemade Sausage recipes?
    This would be of interest to me as I do make various types of sausages.

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