This beer brats recipe is so simple and the onions give it amazing flavor. Fire up the grill and make this easy recipe. Add your favorite toppings for a delicious meal!
Beer brats recipe
Jazz up plain brats into a flavorful meal with this delicious recipe. The entire meal comes together easily and clean up is a breeze thanks to the grill. You are going to love it!
Our family enjoys grilling year round. While this is definitely the perfect recipe for Summer, it is amazing year round. We have never let the cold stop us from grilling.
Try all of our delicious grilling recipes for more easy ideas.
What to serve with beer brats?
You definitely need toppings. Lots of toppings! It is so fun to set out a topping bar and everyone can load up their beer brat with whatever they like.
Some of our favorite toppings include:
- Homemade ketchup
- grilled onions
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- Balsamic Grilled Zucchini
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- Easy Grilled Corn
- Amber Ale style beer
- White sweet onions – Learn how to cut onions without crying.
- Brat style buns
- Toppings (Ketchup, Dijon Mustard, Relish, Sauerkraut, Grilled onions)
How to cook beef brats:
First, go ahead and get your pan out. You will need this to layer the ingredients. You can order disposable pans to have on hand whenever you need them.
Second, it’s time to slice those onions. This is what gives the brats such amazing flavor. Even my kids that do not like onions, love the flavor it gives them.
You can easily just pick them out once you are ready to serve if someone does not like them. I wouldn’t suggest leaving them out while cooking though because it really does make the flavor so tasty from being cooked together.
Now that you have your onions ready, layer them in your baking pan.
Next, put the uncooked brats on top of the onions and pour the beer. You just want enough to cover the brats. I like to leave a few onions to put on top of the brats but you do what you prefer!
Make sure to cover the pan with foil before you put on the grill. They will need to boil.
Lastly, take the brats from the pan and place directly on the grill. You only want to grill them long enough to get slightly crispy on the outside.
It is that simple. Add toppings and enjoy.
I’m not a fan of cold buns. I like to put the buns on the grill to heat them up. This is so handy because you can do it right on the grill and not have to heat up your kitchen oven.
Just cook them on the grill. It is very simple.
Place the entire package of hot dog buns in foil. You want to make sure you cover them completely.
I like to put them on the grill right before the brats are finished cooking so they all finish at the same time. Put the buns in foil on the top rack.
It only takes a few minutes and you will have perfectly heated buns to enjoy with those delicious brats.
Try these easy beef brats.
We prefer to use the grill but you can also use a dutch oven if you prefer to use the oven. Of course they won’t have those gorgeous grill marks but they will still be tasty.
The onion and beer combination give this amazing flavor. Plus, it is just so easy!
I love the options and everyone always enjoys this meal. The toppings are easy and everyone can add what they like.
The entire meal is budget friendly and you really can’t go wrong with it!
Print this beef brats recipe below:
- 12 to 14 Brats
- Amber Ale style beer
- White sweet onions
- Brat style buns
- Grilled onions
- Slice onions and layer in the bottom of a deep sided baking pan.
- Place uncooked brats on top of onions.
- Add beer to the pan, enough to cover the brats. Add any additional onion slices to the top of brats.
- Cover pan and place on a 400F degree grill.
- Bring to a boil and reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes.
- Pull brats from pan and place on grill grates, grill for 5-10 minutes to crisp the bratwurst.
- Once crisped, pull from the grill and let rest for 3-5 minutes.
- Serve with toppings of your choice.
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