I know its spring, but the Northeast has snow and the South has 87° so I have no idea what season it is. But, since it felt like summer today I decided to make a summer dish.  But…I was lazy and did not want to grill, not that grilling is that hard, but it was just one more thing I needed to think about so I did this on the stove.  

There is nothing better than the smell of onions sautéing.  It just makes the house smell like you have been working for hours on some amazingly complex meal, ha!!  Well, this meal is anything but complex, but it is really good and gets on the table in a flash.
Here’s to the start of winter/summer/spring?? 


Beer Brats

Serves 5

5 Sausages (Johnsonville Brats or any other german sausage you like)
5 Hoagie rolls
1 onion, sliced thin
1 bell pepper, sliced thin (red, green or yellow)
1 Tablespoon butter
1 bottle beer (Ale or dark German beer)

Preheat oven to 300°

Wrap Hoagie rolls in foil and place in oven to warm.

In a large straight sided skillet melt butter over medium high heat.  Add sausages and brown on all sides.

Add onions, peppers and beer.  Cover with a lid and let simmer for 20 minutes. Sausages should be done, but if you want to make sure then test that the temperature is 160° with an instant read thermometer.

Remove rolls and slice 3/4 through.  Place one sausage in each roll and top with onions and peppers.

Serve with brown spicy mustard.

* I typically serve sauerkraut with this (you can buy this pre-made in the deli section).