Perfect sweet sticky Beer and Honey Glazed Bratwurst. The combination of Bratwurst coated in beer, honey & mustard with garlic, sugar and thyme is mouthwatering good!
We originally created Beer and Honey Glazed Bratwurst for our own little celebration of Oktoberfest, but didn’t publish it in time!
However this week is Sausage Week, so we got it published today!
What is Oktoberfest celebrated for?
Oktoberfest is an annual celebration held every year between mid-September to the first Sunday in October in Munich, Germany.
In celebration of the marriage of the crown prince of Bavaria, who later became King Louis I, to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
Unfortunately, we could not make it this year so we bought the smell and taste to our home instead!
Bratwurst is the second most famous sausage that comes from Germany, most commonly made from pork. It’s easily found in UK supermarkets.
Cooking Bratwurst on an Optigrill or George Foreman
We use a Tefal OptiGrill, to cook our Bratwurst. Bought for us by my mum for a Christmas present, 2 years ago! It is still going strong and we use it often!!
You tell it what you are cooking burger/chicken/bacon/sausage/steak or fish.
It measures the thickness of your chosen category and cooks it at the correct temperature for the right amount of time, top and bottom grills cook at the same time so no need to turn!
Bratwursts are chunky so they take about 20 minutes to cook.
Alternatively, you can cook Bratwurst on:
George Foreman for 15-20 minutes
Pan for 15 minutes making sure you turn frequently
Grill for 20 minutes turning a few times.
BBQ for 15-20 minutes
How to make a Beer & Honey Glaze
Check out our Sticky Beer & Honey Glaze we created for this dish. It has a lovely sweetness that compliments the Bratwurst perfectly.
Made with my favourite beer, Bierre Morreti as that’s what I already had in my fridge. However, if you want to stay on the German theme you probably should use a German beer ie. Becks
We chopped the Bratwurst into small chunks, added a cocktail stick to each chunk. Perfect party food to make it easy to grab without getting the sticky glaze over your fingers!
Try serving these Beer and Honey Glazed Bratwurst when the family come over, with chunky chips and coleslaw.
Traditionally, Bratwurst would be served with Red Cabbage. Follow this link for our recipe of Red Cabbage & Kabonas.
Alternatively, don’t chop the Bratwurst up and serve them in a hot dog bun, with some fried onions and pour the sauce over the top!
Grab yourself a cold beer and get cooking this mouthwatering beer and honey glazed bratwurst
Beer and Honey Glazed Bratwurst
- 6 Bratwurst sausages
Beer and Honey Glaze
- 330 ml Beer
- 100 ml Honey
- 1 tbsp English Mustard
- 1 tsp Gia Garlic Puree or 2 cloves of garlic crushed
- 2 tbsp light brown sugar
- 2 tsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tsp of water
- 2-3 sprigs Fresh Thyme 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- Place the bratwurst sausages on your Tefal optigrill or grill/pan/BBQ cook until well done normally 20 mins cooking time
- Place the beer, honey, sugar, and thyme in the pot over medium heat and bring to the boil.
- Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for 15 mins stirring the sauce until the liquid has reduced and thickened.
- Add the English mustard, garlic puree and cornstarch whisking into the beer sauce.Bring back to the boil and keep stirring until the sauce is nice and thick.
- Cut your bratwurst into nice size chunks and add them to the beer glaze and stir until fully coated.
- We served our bratwurst with homemade chunky chips cooked in the acti-fry sprinkled with parmesan, leftover glaze to dip the chips in and homemade coleslaw.Enjoy!!!
Enjoyed this dish? Why not check out our recipe page for more.