Total Time
7hrs 20mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 7 hrs 15 mins

Serve these along side of cabbage and noodles for a complete and easy German-style dinner!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil and garlic in a large skillet; add bratwurst and brown on each side.
  2. With a fork, poke holes in each bratwurst and cook for 5 more minutes.
  3. Transfer brats to crock pot; pour beer to cover.
  4. Cook on low for 6-7 hours.


Most Helpful

Love this! I find they look nicer and brown better if I use my grill pan and drizzle the EVOO and steak seasoning on it first. I have also used this recipe for family parties. I add onion and colorful sliced peppers to the crockpot too. Great way to enjoy brats in the winter!

2 girls' mommy March 08, 2010

Great beer brats! I have made these a few times and they get super reviews every time. This is a good "go to" recipe for tailgating type parties. Thanks, TheDancingCook!

tsquaredg January 15, 2011

I was quite suprised that these sausages came out tasting really bland as if the flavour had been boiled out. Having said that, they weren't horrible, and we still ate them all, but I wouldn't do my brats like this again.

mommymakeit4u September 01, 2010

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