So this post begins with my search for gluten free beer. How else am I going to make this traditional comfort food meal of Gluten Free Beer Turkey Brats gluten free?
I do not think I have ever seen gluten free beer in grocery stores. I may need to look a little harder. I was pretty sure though that I would find some gluten free beer at my local BINNY’S store. I actually had something like 10 choices. I consulted the sommelier – because I do not know what you call the guy at the liquor store that knows a lot about beer, and specifically, gluten free beer. I ended up with a lager from the OMISSION BREWING COMPANY. Nothing missing here but the gluten.
I make many complicated recipes with lots of steps. Not sure I can make this recipe look too complicated. I started by charring the turkey brats in a Dutch oven. As a quick aside, these brats had been in my freezer a little while following a trip a few months back to GENE’S SAUSAGE SHOP. One other recipe I made using sausages from Gene’s was this tasty GREEN CURRY RECIPE. I removed the brats from the Dutch oven and began caramelizing my onions and green peppers. I want the vegetables to pick up the flavor left in the pot from the sausages. I added some spices to the veggies, and once softened, removed them from the pot.
Next, I put the sausages back into the pot and added a couple of bottles of the gluten free beer and poached the sausages for a while. The dish assembled easily and quickly by a quick toast on the gluten free bun stuffed with the gluten free beer braised brats smothered with plenty of green peppers and onions.
The Gluten free lager.
The Spices and sautéing of the green peppers and onions.
The browning and poaching of the turkey brats.
The Gluten Free Beer Turkey Brats Plated.
Gluten Free Beer Turkey Brats
- 4 Whole Turkey Brats
- 2 Bottles Gluten Free Beer
- 1 Whole Yellow Onion sliced
- 1 Whole Green Pepper sliced
- 1 Tbsp Adobo Seasoning
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Pepper
- 2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 Tsp Fennel
- 1 Tsp Dill weed
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil
- 4 Whole Gluten free hot dog buns
Begin by charring the sausages in a Dutch oven. A couple minutes on each side to get some char marks. Remove from the Dutch oven and set aside.
Next, add the oil and once warm, add in the green peppers, onions and spices. Cook for 10 minutes and remove from pan.
Add the sausages back into the Dutch oven with the beer and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes.
Assemble the sandwich by placing the sausage in the bun with as many green peppers and onions as you like.
Serve and enjoy!