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plated glazed smoked bourbon bratwurst skewers.
bratwurst skewers.

Glazed Smoked Bourbon Bratwurst Skewers

The perfect addition to your Oktoberfest menu this year are these glazed bourbon bratwurst skewers.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine German
Servings 4 Served
Calories 111 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1/2 Cup Soy sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Bourbon
  • 1/4 Cup Brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Stone ground mustard
  • 1 Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp. Onion powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Granulated Garlic
  • 1/8 Tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 Tsp. Chili flakes
  • 8 Small mushrooms or 4 Large cut in half
  • Red bell pepper four 1-inch pieces
  • Orange or yellow bell pepper four 1-inch piece
  • 1/2 Small Onion cut into 4 wedges
  • 4 Smoked bratwurst links each cut into 1-inch chunks


  • If using wooden skewers, soak in water for at least 1/2 hour to prevent burning.  In a measuring cup or medium sized bowl, mix the soy sauce, bourbon, sugar, mustard, salt, pepper, onion powder, granulated garlic and chili flakes.   Add the cut veggies and stir everything to coat.  Alternatively,  place the veggies and marinade in a large resealable plastic bag and seal. Close the bag and turn several times to coat the veggies with the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.  If leaving in the bowl, toss a couple of time during the marinading process.
  • On four metal or wooden skewers, alternately thread the vegetables and bratwurst chunks. Place them on a plate. Keep the marinade for basting the skewers as they cook.
  • Spoon some reserved marinade over the bratwurst on the plate. You can grill these on an outdoor grill or indoors on a grill pan. If grilled outside, heat the grill until medium high and grill covered for about 20 minutes turning every 5 minutes until the bratwurst are no longer pink and are completely cooked through. If grilled on the stove in a grill pan, turn the skewers every 3-5 minutes ensuring all sides are cooking evenly.  Note:  there are bratwurst that you can buy that are completely cooked.  That is what I used.  Charcutnuvo is the brand and I purchased it at Whole Foods.  If using fully cooked bratwurst, you are just cooking the veggies and heating the bratwurst.  I like to get grill marks on both.
  • Baste the skewers frequently during the last 5-8 minutes of cooking. The marinade will create a glaze on the meat and will concentrate the flavors in the veggies. Serve on a platter and enjoy.


Calories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 3gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 2146mgPotassium: 102mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 48IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword dinner, Oktoberfest
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