Monday, October 25, 2010


Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!

Beer and Brats - can you go wrong here???? A Monday Night Football feast whether there is a chill in the air or rain on the horizon...or both like it is here! This stew is just what the doctor ordered...okay probably not, but it does have it's practically HEALTHY!
1 lb bratwurst
6 slices of bacon
1 cup savoy or napa cabbage, chopped
1 lb of cremini mushrooms, quartered
2 shallots chopped
1 garlic clove minced
2 carrots peeled and sliced
2 stalks celery cleaned and chopped
3 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and chunked
1/4 cup italian parsley minced
1 (12 oz) bottle of dark beer
2 cups chicken broth
Pour beer into a large soup pot and add bratwurst. Boil and then simmer the brats for about 10 minutes. Remove brats from pot and cut into large coin-shaped pieces. Reserve beer in the pot. In a saute pan add bacon. Cook until almost done and add brat pieces so they get cooked through and brown. Drain the bacon and chop in pieces.
In the pot with the beer add all the ingredients including bacon and brats. Cook on medium until it boils and then simmer until the potatoes are soft and the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for about 1-1/2 hours.
Serve with nice crusty bread and MORE BEER!
Just can't pick this game tonight...?????

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