A recent St. Patrick’s Day/Guinness discussion on twitter lead me to making this recipe. I was mentioning to Pricer how I think brats cooked in Guinness in a slow cooker would be good, then maybe I could make a cheese sauce for it. He agreed saying that I would have to test it out for science. I am not one to pass up an opportunity for trying things out in the name of science so off I went to the store.
While this recipe is great to enjoy for St. Patrick’s Day, it is great for any dinner. I personally think it would be great to enjoy while watching a foodball game since it is hands off cooking, being that the most work is toasting the buns and making the quick cheese sauce right at the end. The Guinness makes the brats and the veggies very flavorful and juicy. Nestle the brats and soft veggies on a toasted roll and drizzle some Guiness Cheese sauce on top… pure perfection.
Guinness Brat Sandwiches with a Guinness Cheese Sauce
- 1 package of brats, containing 5 links
- 2 green peppers
- 2 large onions
- 1 1/2 14.9 oz cans of Guinness
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 4 oz of white cheddar cheese
- 5 sub rolls
- Cut the peppers and onions into long strips.
- Place the peppers and onions in a slow cooker and then place the brats on top. Pour the Guinness onto the brats at well.
- Set your slow cooker for 6 hours.
- When the grats are all done, remove them and the peppers and onions and set aside.
- Strain the liquid from the slow cooker into a measuring cup.
- In a skillet, combine butter and flour creating a roux. Slowly add 2 cups of the liquid into the skillet when the flour is golden and the roux is smooth. Continue to wisk the mixture and add in the cheddar cheese.
- Place the brats, peppers, and onions on a toasted roll. Drizzle some cheese sauce on top to finish it off.