Milwaukee Dogs

Skip the hot dog and go right to the beer-cooked brats. The toppings are a meal in itself.

Milwaukee Dogs


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 (16 ounce) package beer bratwurst (6 count)
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 rye or whole wheat hot dog buns, split, toasted
  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut
  • 2 tablespoons coarse-grained mustard


  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat until hot.
  2. Cook onion in oil 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown and softened.
  3. Heat gas or charcoal grill.
  4. Place bratwurst on grill over medium heat.
  5. Cook uncovered 10 to 15 minutes, turning frequently, until hot.
  6. Wrap each bratwurst with slice of cheese; place on buns.
  7. Top with sauerkraut, onion and mustard.
  8. To broil hot dogs, set oven control to broil.
  9. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  10. Place hot dogs on cookie sheet.
  11. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until hot.

prep time 20 min | servings 6

Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories 530 Calories from Fat 330 Total Fat 36g Saturated Fat 15g Trans Fat

1/2g Cholesterol 85mg Sodium 1160mg Total Carbohydrate 23g Dietary Fiber 4g Sugars 6g Protein 26g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 4% Calcium 30% Iron 15%

Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Pillsbury

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