Beer Brat Hot Dogs

This Fourth of July styled recipe will get those taste buds singing the American national anthem. Experiment with an infusion of beer and meat into a delicious hot dog.


4 Bratwurst sausages
4 Hoagie rolls
Whole grain Dijon mustard or your favourite condiments
1 Lager beer
2 Onions, sliced
2 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp Brown sugar
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp Oregano
Salt & Pepper to taste

You will also need
Marinade Injector


  1. Preheat your grill for direct grilling at medium high.
  2. In a saucepan, sauté the onions with 2 tbsp of butter until golden brown, then add the brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, oregano, salt, pepper and the remaining half of the beer.
  3. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes for the liquid to reduce.
  4. Pour half the beer in a highball glass and fill in your marinade injector; Inject approximately 1 oz of beer into each brat by inserting the injector lengthwise into the sausage.
  5. Grill the brats for 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  6. Serve the brats in hoagie rolls with caramelized onions and mustard.