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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 basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
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