Grilled Bratwurst & Chow Chow

Chef: Chris Lily

Serves: 8 people



  • 8 Bratwurst Sausages, uncooked

  • 8 Hotdog Buns

  • 2 Cans Organic REAL Cola (24 OZ total)

CHOW CHOW (See Laura’s Video here)

  • 1 Medium sized Head Cabbage, shredded

  • 4 Green Bell Peppers, diced

  • 2 onions, diced     

  • 2 green tomatoes, diced (can substitute tomatillos found in most produce departments)

  • ½ cup salt

  • 3 cups vinegar

  • 2 ½ cups sugar

  • 1 tablespoon celery seed

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric


  1. In a large container combine chow-chow ingredients, cabbage, peppers, onions, and tomatoes (raw vegetables should equal 2 1/2 to 3 quarts).

  2. Mix vegetables with ½ cup of salt, cover them, and let them stand for 4-12 hours. Drain well.

  3. Combine vinegar, sugar, celery seed, and turmeric in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add drained vegetables and simmer for 1 hour stirring occasionally.

  4. Chow-chow can be served as a hot or cold topping. For canning, spoon into sterilized pint canning jars and seal. (Makes 3 pints)

  5. Pour cola into small pot. Add sausages to the pot. Bring to a boil.

  6. As soon as the cola turns clear remove the sausages from the liquid (about 4-5 minutes). 

  7. Preheat charcoal grill to 400 degrees F. Place bratwursts on hot grate over direct heat for 2 minute on each side.

  8. Remove bratwurst from grill and place on hotdog bun. Top with a generous helping of Chow-chow.