Grilled Brats with Drunken Onions and Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Makes four – six servings

Total time: 45 minutes


1 Bitburger Pilsner

6 bratwursts

1 large onion, sliced

3 tbsp. Colden’s Freakin’ Greek Rub

½ tbsp. fennel

1 tbsp. whole grain mustard

1 tbsp. horseradish

1 head red cabbage

1 stick butter

1 apple, peeled & sliced

½ cup vinegar

2 tbsp. sugar

½ tbsp. ground clove


  1. Preheat the recteq to 400° F, with 2 cast iron skillets inside.
  2.  Cut, core and slice cabbage.
  3. Add butter, apples and cabbage to one of the cast iron skillets. Let it cook down by half.
  4. Add vinegar, sugar, clove and 2 tbsp. Colden’s Freakin’ Greek Rub, the cook until cabbage becomes soft. Remove the cast iron and set aside.
  5. Add Bitburger Pilsner, 1 tbsp. Colden’s Freakin’ Greek Rub, fennel, horseradish and mustard. Mix well.
  6. Once beer is hot, add brats and let it simmer until the beer has reduced by half.
  7. Remove the brats from cast iron and place directly on grates, then cook to an internal temperature of 165° F.
  8. Let beer and onions reduce until it becomes thick.
  9. Remove from the recteq and spoon over brats. Serve brats alongside the sweet and sour cabbage.