Beer-Braised Bratwurst with Cabbage


A basic beer braise gives this quick-cooking bratwurst from Niman Ranch farmer Paul Willis its down-home flavor.


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 4 bratwurst

  • 1 onion, halved and sliced

  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle pilsner-style beer

  • ½ medium head Savoy cabbage, sliced

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, for garnish

  • Skillet Cornbread


  1. Heat oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add bratwurst and cook, turning, until browned on all sides. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened. Add beer, cabbage, and tomatoes; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until cabbage is tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve with cornbread.

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