Beer Brats

Total Time:
17 min
2 min
15 min

6 to 8 servings

  • 1 dozen brats
  • Beer, to cover
  • 1 medium large sweet onion
  • 2 ounces (1/2 stick) butter

Place brats in a Dutch oven with onions and butter, cover the brats with beer. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer until brats are cooked. Remove brats and set aside beer mixture. Grill brats until golden brown and return to beer mixture until ready to serve. Serve brats on fresh baked brat buns with sauerkraut, onions, green peppers, ketchup, and/or mustard.

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    Loved it! Very easy. Only has a few ingredients. Delicious. Brought leftovers for myself and co-workers today for lunch. Will definitely make again.
    its was easy and I uses a whole stick of butter because I has a large onion. The brats tasted great and great for a tailgate party and a cold beer.
    let them sit in woodchuck amber over night and just now cooking them up, will have to try with woodchuck raspberry, done that with just marinating them overnight but not cooking in a pot.
    Followed katsmurph's suggestion below, and also added a sliced green bell pepper and some fresh ground pepper -most excellent.
    thats almost right, but what I do is grill till they get some color then boil it in a pot with beer, onion, and some tobasco sauce until they are fully cooked and you are ready to serve them. no matter how long they are in that pot they are going to come out so juicy and yummy. I learned from my dad in Racine, WI
    Best brats I've ever cooked! Made these for a holiday party we hosted with a German theme, and they were a huge hit - tender, flavorful, simply delicious. I would definitely make them again.
    I used this recipe for a Beer & Brats party(75 attendees and they were delicious! The Brats were a big hit and so was the party.
    Is this possible? Yes it is! Keep the beer concoction simmering hot. Place the grilled brats into The Burger Buddy Far Reducer, add the beer broth, press and voila! Low fat brats with beer flavor pressed right into them.

    (beer brats
    Biggest mistake is trying to
    cook the heck out of the brats. You end up with tuff, dry, and short on taist brats. I was born in Sheboygan Wisconsin. Raised on brats. This is the U.S.A. home of the BRAT. So try this for a great Brat fry.

    1 Pack of JOHNSONVILLE BRATS. (5 or 6 per pk)
    2 12oz. cans of stail beer to cover (Pilsner beer left oner night in pan w/cover at, room temp.)
    1 Onion sliced in rings
    1 Spay bottle of water. ( to put flairups down)
    1 Vegy steeming tray

    To Grill
    NOTE: Never, ever try to cook your brats. Thy will be cooked by the time you finish
    Put brats in pot w/ beer and onions and bring to a simmer. Save beer for later.
    Simmer only untill brats get fat from soaking up the beer.
    Put on HOT grill and cook untill dark brown.
    NOTE: Lots of smoke and fire. So us the water sray bottle.
    As the brats get brown. Pull off the fire and put in coverd pot w/ steamer basket and beer up to the bottom of basket.

    With LITE steam, for about 30 min. Now thy are COOKED, TENDER, AND MOST OF ALL JUCY.
    NOTE: You can hold your bats at 170 deg. for up to 5 hr. and thy will sty moist.
    Been making brats for years- and this method is the best- quick and tasty! And if you omit the butter and/or onion- they will still be pretty darn good!
    I was a little worried about using a half stick of butter but they turned out really good.
    Amazing flavor and I usually don't like brats. Horseradish mustard, sauerkraut and a big roll and it's perfect. I didn't ever boil them, just simmered.
    Brats! Brats!! Brats!!! MMMMMMM!
    I fixed these on Father's Day and everyone really loved them. Cooking them in beer gave them a nice flavor. Thumbs up from me! (hiccupp)
    These are a real winner. I made these for a gathering and everyone raved about the flavor. Definitely a recipe to have for your summer get togethers.
    Classic brat recipe. As a Cincinnatian I've been eating these since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, and I'll never get tired of them. It's beer and bratwurst, how could you go wrong?
    my husband grew up with brats and loves them, he said he'd eaten better recipes for these.
    I never liked brats before but after making these for my hubby for father's day I love them! These were easy and delicious!
    These were the most delicious brats I have ever had, as well as were so moist and juicy!!! Agreeing with a few other reviews, I did not return the brats to the beer bath after grilling, so as to retain that nice crip outside. However, if I were entertaining several and needed to keep them warm, that is a wonderful idea. I simmered mine about 15-18 minutes, pulled from the heat, covered, and let sit for another 15 minutes, so the grill had time to heat. HANDS DOWN, BEST BRATS EVER!!! Thanks a million to Bobby Flay ~ just love watching you cook, and have enjoyed many of your recipes!
    I love that they include butter. I put green and jalapeno peppers in the beer for mine. Genius. Make awesome leftovers, too.
    I made these on the 4th. Best brats we ever had. I put the beer, butter, & onions into a cast iron pot right on the grill. Once the mixture began to boil, I put the brats in for 10 minutes or so. Then the brats came out of the 'bath' and went onto the grill. They were caramelized on the outside and extremely juicy inside. Just perfect!

    If you don't have to, don't put the brats back into the 'bath' after they come off the grill. They keep their crisp, caramelized char that way and have a nice pop when you bite into them.

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    Made these with kiebasa turned out so so good! Juicy and delicious very easy to make! Toast your buns and try with cream cheese spead on buns, your gonna love it!
    I always wondered how to make the brats juicy and delicious. This recipe is how. These were great and easy. The onions, strained out of the beer were wonderful served on the brats.
    Beer Brats are the very best! Here in WI we know brats and cooking them in beer is the best way to do it. How wonderful!
    Everyone loved these brats. I would suggest not returning the meat to the beer mixture. They are better when they snap when you bite into them.
    Wow!!! My first time making brats ever and I was nervous because my dad is a great cook and brat enthusiast. My family raved about these brats. They were crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. They melt in your mouth. Best brat recipe ever!!!
    Cooking brats in beer before grilling is the best way to cook bratwurst! The boiled onions are great with the brats if you don't have sauerkraut on hand.
    Easy to follow recipe. Great eating.
    Easy and cheap to make plus real good.
    This is the best way to cook brats!!
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