Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

I made this recipe last night for the first time and they are good! This is great if you are having a gang in and want a "do it yourself" style dinner (whatever) have baked beans on the side.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the brats, onions, peppercorns, cloves, garlic in a saucepan, pour in the beer.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer the brats 15 minutes.
  3. Drain (you can do this early in the day and then just have the BBQ step to do before serving).
  4. BBQ the brats about 10 minutes.
  5. Spray with water while BBQing to form a crisp skin.
  6. Serve on the roll with mustard and hot peppers or other relish or serve them as your meat for dinner.


Most Helpful

Enjoyed the flavor that the spices gave the brats after they simmered. This is the first time I'd BBQ my brats after cooking them and it will not be the last. Served the sauce along side the brats after taking out the cloves and peppercorns. This was my brat festival weekend. I fixed two other different recipes besides Bergy's, mine #22939 and secret's # 18213.

Charlotte J August 19, 2002

We have made this recipe over and over. It is our favorite "brat" recipe. Followed your instructions exactly. Delicious meal on the grill.

Susie in Texas January 11, 2003

FANTASTIC!!! I made these brats on Friday afternoon for our tailgate Saturday afternoon. I prepared them just like the recipe says, then they sat in the mixture for almost 24 hours before we actually grilled them on Saturday. They were SO good, and I can't wait to make them again!

UTVolsFan September 29, 2008

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