Polidori Beer Brats and Braised Cabbage


Recipe from: Chef Jason K. Morse, 5280 Culinary, LLC

Polidori Beer Brats and Braised Cabbage

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins


  • 6 slices Thick Applewood bacon cut into medium pieces
  • 1 whole Medium yellow onion Julienned small
  • 1 tsp Garlic minced
  • 1 whole Large red apple cored and Julienned
  • 1 cup Carrots shredded
  • 1 1/2 cup Red cabbage shredded
  • 1 1/2 cup Green cabbage shredded
  • 2 tsp Caraway seed
  • 2 tbsp Seasoned salt
  • 3 tbsp Dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked black pepper
  • 2 cups Low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup Dark or amber beer


  • Place your Cast Iron Dutch Oven on the stove, pre heat on high heat for 5-7 Minutes.
  • Once heated, add the bacon and cook until rendered and bacon starts to caramelize.
  • Add the caraway, onions and garlic. Sauté in the bacon fat until onions are soft and translucent.
  • Add the carrots, apples and cabbage. Sauté for 5 minutes to soften.
  • Add the seasoned salt, pepper, sugar and mix well.
  • Add the Chicken stock and choice of Beer – we prefer an amber or darker beer.
  • Cover the cast iron dutch oven and cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove cover, stir well and continue to cook on medium heat until 80% of liquid has evaporated.
  • Adjust seasoning as needed. If too much liquid evaporates add more stock.


Serve hot with grilled or smoked Polidori Beer Brats!
Recipe from: Chef Jason K. Morse, 5280 Culinary, LLC