Brats with Cucumber-Blueberry Slaw

Brats with Cucumber-Blueberry Slaw

Ingredients

  • 6 uncooked bratwurst links
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons sliced green onion
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 bratwurst buns, split and toasted

Directions

  1. 1. In a large saucepan combine bratwurst and apple juice; bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 12 minutes, rearranging once until sausage reach 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, for Cucumber-Blueberry Slaw, in a medium bowl combine cabbage, cucumber, blueberries, and green onion. In a small bowl stir together buttermilk, mayonnaise, parsley, dill, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add buttermilk mixture to cabbage mixture; toss gently to coat.
  3. 3. For a charcoal or gas grill, place bratwurst on grill rack directly over medium heat. Grill 5 to 7 minutes or until sausage is browned, turning occasionally.
  4. 4. Serve bratwurst in toasted buns. Top with slaw.