Beer Brats

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by SarahBeth

This is our family's way of making beer brats! We love them this way and they are even better re-grilled the next day! Depending on how much you drink while you are prepping you may need more or less beer!

Top Review by breezermom

This recipe gets 5+ stars for taste! Loved it...however, I have some suggestions in the prep and cook. I followed the chef's suggestion and used a purchased foil pan from the grocery store. When I loaded it up with the bratwurst and beer/mustard mix, plus the veggies it was very heavy. I needed to transfer it to the fridge for marinating....I put one hand under the bottom to keep it stable and another along the sides.....the foil gave way and I had a massive spill of beer and mustard, along with one bratwurst and lots of onions and I would recommend marinating in a solid pan! Also, I would put the sliced onions and peppers in a grill basket to keep from losing them between the grates of the grill...that way you would get a more even cooking of the veggies. Regardless, I perservered, and had an absolutely amazing brats dinner tonight! I will definitely make this again, but I will make some changes in the directions. The basic recipe is right on! Thanks so much for the great recipe .... I loved it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Get a large grill safe dish (we use the reynolds disposable roasters), place the onions, red bell peppers (if using) and brats in the bottom.
  2. Mix the two mustards, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar together and dump this mixture over the brats and onions etc.
  3. Stir until the onions and brats are evenly coated.
  4. Pour enough beer into the dish to cover the brats and onion, then give it a slight stir to mix the mustard mixture with the beer.
  5. Put in fridge and let sit at least 30 minutes, but an hour or two is much better. When marinating time is up, remove and let come to room temperature.
  6. Pre heat your grill to medium high heat.
  7. Place the container directly on the grate and cook the brats in the beer mixture for 10-15 minutes, until the beer is steamy and hot. Remove from heat. But do not discard yet.
  8. Turn the grill down to medium heat (or however you like your brats grilled).
  9. Remove the onions and brats from the beer mixture. Then place the brats on one side of the grill and the onions on the other.
  10. Grill brats and onions, turning occasionally until done. Each time you turn, baste with the remaining beer mixture. The onions should be somewhat caramelized and soft.
  11. Discard the remaining beer mixture and serve on buns or hoagies with sauerkraut and other condiments as desired.

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