Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

UMM These stay nice and moist. Recipe from Food Network

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 precooked bratwursts
  • 1 (12 ounce) can beer
  • 34 cup water
  • 1 onion, sliced


  1. Cook brats on grill until brown and split.
  2. Place brats in a mixture of 1/4 of the beer, 3/4 cup water and the sliced onion.
  3. Simmer the brats in the brine mixture for 30 minutes ( can use a heat proof pan right on grill ).
  4. Before serving, place brats back onto grill for 1 minute.
Most Helpful

You can actually use uncooked brats and just simmer them in beer (with the onion) for 30 minutes and they will be fully cooked. Then you can brown them on the grill just before serving. . .I usually don't because I am lazy :) This is the ONLY way to make brats. So tasty!

JanuaryBride February 22, 2008

DH wanted to give brats a try, so I gave this recipe a try. We loved them. Will be making these again for sure. Thanks for the great recipe!!!

Jellyqueen July 14, 2005

These were very good! We had a birthday party in Iowa this weekend and were able to make just regular brats fantastic brats! Thanks for sharing this easy and delicious recipe!

Dine & Dish July 05, 2005