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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!

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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!

We love to grill hot dogs but wanted to try something different. This recipe for beer brats did not disappoint. If you love brats, try Slow Cooker Brats, Grilled Brats Recipe and Easy Air Fryer Brats Recipe.

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:

We like to keep things simple and add a few easy side dishes and that is it!  Lazy Day Baked Beans and Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob always go over well here. Everyone loves these.

More ideas to try:

Ingredients

  • Raw Bratwursts 
  • Onion
  • Beer
  • Black Pepper 
  • Salt 
  • Olive Oil 
  • Bratwurst Buns 
  • Sauerkraut (for serving) 
  • Ketchup (for serving) 
  • Mustard (for serving) 

How to cook beef brats:

  • Preheat a grill over medium high heat. 
  • Add the beer, sliced onions, salt and pepper to a large pot.  Bring to a boil over high heat. 
  • Then add the bratwurst to the pot. Reduce the heat down to low and cook for 10-12 minutes until the bratwurst are cooked through. 
  • Remove the bratwurst from the pan and continue to cook the onions on low heat for another 10-12 minutes while grilling the bratwurst. 
  • Brush the grill grates with the olive oil to keep the bratwurst from sticking to the grates.  
  • Place the bratwurst on the grill grates over direct heat.  Cook for 5-8 minutes, rotating every 2 minutes, until the bratwurst are browned on all sides. 
  • Remove from the grill.  Serve on the buns topped with the onions, sauerkraut, ketchup and mustard.  Enjoy! 

Tips

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!

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Beer Brats

5 from 1 vote
This beer brats recipe is easy and the onions give it amazing flavor. Fire up the grill and make this recipe. with your favorite toppings.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 498

Ingredients

  • 10 Raw Bratwursts
  • 1 Large Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 4 cans Beer (12 ounces each, lager or pilsner beer)
  • 2 teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 10 Bratwurst Buns
  • Sauerkraut (for serving)
  • Ketchup (for serving)
  • Mustard (for serving)

Instructions

  • Preheat a grill over medium high heat. 
  • Add the beer, sliced onions, salt and pepper to a large pot.  Bring to a boil over high heat. 
  • Then add the bratwurst to the pot. Reduce the heat down to low and cook for 10-12 minutes until the bratwurst are cooked through. 
  • Remove the bratwurst from the pan and continue to cook the onions on low heat for another 10-12 minutes while grilling the bratwurst. 
  • Brush the grill grates with the olive oil to keep the bratwurst from sticking to the grates.  
  • Place the bratwurst on the grill grates over direct heat.  Cook for 5-8 minutes, rotating every 2 minutes, until the bratwurst are browned on all sides. 
  • Remove from the grill.  Serve on the buns topped with the onions, sauerkraut, ketchup and mustard.  Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5-6 days.  
You can also pan fry the bratwurst in a large cast iron skillet instead of grilling them to brown them as well.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 498kcal, Carbohydrates 44g, Protein 17g, Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 11g, Cholesterol 49mg, Sodium 1148mg, Potassium 382mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 7IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 132mg, Iron 3mg

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