Monday, April 12, 2010

Bratwurst & Balsamic Tomatoes

Summertime is fast approaching and as the weather warms up, so will the grills - bratwurst, burgers, and beers! This recipe is a quick pan roasted dish with balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs, tomatoes, and two kinds of delicious Bratwurst sausages. It's a sweet and spicy meal that goes perfectly with a light beer on a warm Summer's evening surrounded by friends.
2-1/2 lb. Bratwurst [I use 1/2 Hot & 1/2 Sweet]
6 Cloves Garlic, sliced or minced
4 Red Onions, sliced
1/4 C. Olive Oil
2 lb. Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 C. Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 lb. Fresh Basil, torn
TT Salt & Pepper

Add the Bratwurst, onions, and garlic to a roasting pan. Season with olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix everything around so that all the ingredients are coated with oil and seasonings. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes, or until slightly browned and caramelized.

When the sausages have color, remove the pan from the oven. Add the tomatoes and balsamic vinegar and return to the oven until the tomatoes begin to break down, about 12 minutes. Add the fresh basil and allow the herbs to steep in the oil, broken down tomatoes, and sausage juice.

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