Bratwurst Braised in Beer
Beet Greens and Red Cabbage, Fresh Horseradish
Sausage lovers rejoice! The classic combination of red cabbage and sausage takes on a new twist with the addition of beet greens. Here, bratwurst is braised in beer and paired with red cabbage, beet, and onion. Sweet, sour, and spice flavors come from brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and allspice. Sautéed beet greens add a garlicky earthiness while freshly grated horseradish’s hot, sharp notes balance the rich juicy beer-braised brats. Outstanding!
Beer Braised Bratwurst Recipe
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Wilted Beet Greens
Tossed with Garlic, Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar
Diced Thyme-Scented Roasted Red Beets, Whole-Grain Flaxseed Croutons, Roquefort
Beetroot Tails and Roasted Thyme Garnish
For a few days, my kitchen was overrun with beets – large and small organic red beets and all their greens, beet juice, beet syrup, baby candy stripe, and baby golden. Most went into the Golden Beet Salad and Candy Stripe Fettuccine, some were pickled. A few of the greens went into the charming beet & chervil centerpiece, and the remainder made this delightful wilted beet greens side dish. Not wanting to waste any part of the beet, I roasted the beetroot tails along with the beets and used them for a naturalistic garnish along with thyme sticks from the pan. These tails are edible too, they taste like beet jerky!
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The Beet Fest Continues…
With a Poached Egg and Rye Toast
We were pleasantly surprised at this wonderful pairing for breakfast. The gooey poached egg took the place of sour cream, and with the earthy, slightly sweet and sour borscht, it was a winning combination. And the rye toast was the perfect complement. If you happen to make A Borscht Like Nana’s
do keep some aside, or freeze, to serve for breakfast or brunch. You’ll have a delightfully unusual breakfast dish, with the simple addition of a poached egg and toast.
When making A Borscht Like Nana’s, the greens are removed from the root. The beets are simmered in water until tender. I kept the greens refrigerated until a few days later and made this vibrant side dish.
I also reserved one of the cooked beets, it didn’t go into the borscht, it was wrapped up and went into the refrigerator to pair with the greens later on.
Beet Root, Beet Greens
With Garlic, Shallot, Raspberry Vinegar
Briefly sauté minced shallot, garlic and red pepper flakes in half olive oil half butter. Then add chopped beet greens, cook until just about wilted and tender. Add the one diced beet and heat through. Finish with a splash of raspberry vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.
This concludes The Beet Fest:
Oh, and here’s one more, a great beet recipe from my archives:
What is your favorite way to serve beets?