Grilled Bratwursts with Tomato Jam

Grilled brats with tomato jam

Tomato jam is a fun way to jazz up burgers or brats. Try it with spicy brats or sausage—the sweetness complements the heat nicely!




Combine tomatoes, sugar, apple cider vinegar, thyme, and sea salt in a saucepan or dutch oven over medium heat.

Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium low and continue to cook until the liquid has mostly evaporated and the mixture is thick, about 40–50 minutes. Set aside to cool (it will continue to thicken as it cools). 

Preheat a grill to medium heat. Place bratwursts on the grill and cook for 5–8 minutes per side, or until cooked through. 

To serve, place the hoagie buns on a serving platter. Top each bun with a bratwurst and spoon tomato jam over the top. 

Serve immediately. 


The jam recipe makes enough for 8–10 servings. It will keep in the refrigerator for 7–10 days.

Nutrition facts below are for the jam only.

Keywords: tomato jam, grilling, cookout

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