Quick, Delicious, Flavorful, Filling – this simple noodle dish can be thrown together on a busy work-night, is perfect reheated as leftovers, but has enough flavor flair that you can serve to guests!
This Noodle Dinner is filled with some of your favorite flavors: beer, brats, noodles, & mustard. If you are a fan of those flavors then I know you will love this dish. Quickly adding this to your dinner rotation will bring a smile to all – this is not a stuffy dinner, this is just solid down-home cooking.
Nothing much else to say about this meal – we were big fans of this dinner, and I am sure you and your family will be as well. No, it is not health food. No, it is not low-fat or low-salt. But it has flavor and comfort going for it – give it a shot and let us know what you think!
- 1 Tbs oil
- 1 pound bratwurst OR Spicy Sausage
- 2 medium onions, halved and sliced thin
- salt and pepper
- 1 (12-oz) bottle of a lager, IPA, or other mild beer
- ⅓ cup Dijon mustard (or a mix of Dijon & Spicy Brown Mustard)
- 12 oz egg noodles
- Heat half the oil in a medium skillet over medium hat. Add the sausage and cook until well-browned, about 5 minutes total, turning every minute or so. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
- Add the remaining tablespoon of oil, the onions, and a pinch of salt to the now-empty skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are softened and lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
- While your onions are cooking, slice the sausage into rounds - on an angle to give more flair to your dish.
- Whisk the beer and mustard into the skillet with the onions until smooth.
- Nestle the sausages into the sauce, along with any accumulated juices from the plate. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sausages are cooked through, about 10 to 12 minutes. Season with Salt & Pepper if needed
- Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil, and cook the egg noodles until al dente, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Reserve a bit of the cooking water, drain the noodles, and return them to the pot.
- Add the noodles to your sausage + onions with beer sauce, and toss well to combine. If you need the sauce to be a bit thinner, add the reserved pasta water, a few tablespoons at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
Adapted from Pink Parsley
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And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… How do you like your Egg Noodles?