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Be the real star of half-time with some of our favorite Super Bowl main dish recipes. From Texas-style chili to brats simmered in beer and every thing in between, here are some of our favorite main dish recipes to munch.

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By cwyorkiex3

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (24 Votes)
Beer-Simmered Bratwurst with Onions & Sauerkraut 1 Picture
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Servings 6
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 40

  • SAUERKRAUT:
  • 2 cups red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large head red cabbage, cored and thinly shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon whole mustard seeds
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • BRATWURST:
  • 3 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 pounds precooked bratwurst, pricked with a fork
  • 6 (12-ounce) bottles dark beer
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • Hot dog buns, hoagie buns, or bratwurst buns
  • Various mustards (I like spicy brown, sweet-hot, and coarse-grain)

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  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
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  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (4 to 6-pound) boneless pork butt or shoulder
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
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  • 1/2 pound mixed dried chilies (ancho, pasilla, guajillo), trimmed and seeded
  • 2 (12 ounce) Mexican beers, such as Negro Modelo
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  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
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  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds, toasted, then ground in a spice grinder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 2 pounds beef chuck, 1/4-inch dice
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  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
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  • MEATBALLS:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sausage (hot or mild)
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons teaspoons olive oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 clove garlic
  • 2 (28-ounce) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
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  • 6 to 8 hoagie or sub rolls
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  • 16-ounces elbow macaroni
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  • 8-ounces cream cheese
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  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon powdered garlic
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  • 2 cups chicken broth or water
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  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, finely chopped or minced
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  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Tony Chachere's Original creole seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
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  • Kosher salt to taste
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  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
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  • DRY RUB:
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds baby back ribs, cut into 2-rib sections
  • 3 tablespoons paprika (I reduced to 2-1/2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
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  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 1/2 cups (14 3/4-ounces) King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite pizza sauce
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  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
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  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, freshly ground
  • 2 to 3 (14 1/2) cans beef broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cans pinto beans, drained (Optional)
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