Beer Brats

Total Time:
17 min
Prep:
2 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

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

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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Really does sound good - I tried my own before and took this video: http://bit.ly/NqM93i I will definitely have a go at these too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! Very easy. Only has a few ingredients. Delicious. Brought leftovers for myself and co-workers today for lunch. Will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed katsmurph's suggestion below, and also added a sliced green bell pepper and some fresh ground pepper -most excellent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. http://theburgerbuddy.wordpress.com (beer brats http://theburgerbuddy/com item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. SHEBOYGAN BRATS 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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was a little worried about using a half stick of butter but they turned out really good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Brats! Brats!! Brats!!! MMMMMMM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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) item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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? item not reviewed by moderator and published
my husband grew up with brats and loves them, he said he'd eaten better recipes for these. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never liked brats before but after making these for my hubby for father's day I love them! These were easy and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love that they include butter. I put green and jalapeno peppers in the beer for mine. Genius. Make awesome leftovers, too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. See the process: http://www.flickr.com/photos/p-h-o-t-o-l-i-f-e/sets/72157594190897398/ item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to follow recipe. Great eating. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and cheap to make plus real good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best way to cook brats!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe, just remove the suggestion about adding ketchup to your brat....PURE sacrilege! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Had these for "Saturday lunch" at the farm.....Dad is a 86, and devoured every last bite. I used fresh brats from the meat counter, and they were wonderful! Although some reviewers thought the house would smell like beer, I didn't find that the case. It smelled just great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Out of all the brat recipes i have tried this is the best. Keep them coming Bobby.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely the BEST beer brat recipe I have been able to find! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Family loves this brat recipe. We've served these by boiling and grilling as well as just boiling the brats . item not reviewed by moderator and published
I threw an Oktoberfest party and made this recipe and everyone raved about the beer brats! The were tender and juicy, just melted in your mouth. Definitely use freshly made brats from the meat counter. This is such a simple recipe anyone can make. Go for it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are great brats and oh soooo easy!! Wonderful for the guys or for the family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these for a party and everyone loved them. So easy to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried the beer/brats for the 4th on the 5th and they were great. The recipe was easy to follow. I did my simmering on the range in the house. I started out with raw brats, simmered for at least 15-20 mins, allowes to sit in the broth for another 15 or so, then grilled on direct heat over charcoal. Nice crispy browned casing, super juicy and great tasting meat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i just tried the beer brat recipe for a family bbq. it was fantastic.everyone loved it.i highly reccommend it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Reverse the proceedure. Grill the brats and THEN put into the pot with beer and onion to keep warm until serving. They will be much more moist. J / Racine, WI item not reviewed by moderator and published
The only problem I had with this was there was no time on how long to cook the brats in beer. I've never made them before so it was a guess. I cooked them unil the onions were tender. Then grilled them and returned them to the beer. Family LOVED them item not reviewed by moderator and published
The brats were great, but the smell of beer through the house was so strong. I guess it would be ok if your beer drinkers, which we are not. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to prepare and very good eating item not reviewed by moderator and published
This way of cooking brats is the best I have ever tasted. The brats are so tender and juicey you don't need anything on them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these brats for Memorial Day lunch. What a hit. This recipe is a must try. Wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Please, please do not rate a recipe until you've tried it. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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