Crock Pot Bratwurst and Peppers

Total Time
6hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs

My brother-in-law shared this recipe with us. It is a very easy and delicious recipe. A nice variation from grilled brats, particularly during very cold weather when you don't want to get the grill out, or when you're too busy watching a Green Bay Packer game! This recipe is definitely a Midwest U.S. region favorite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly brown bratwursts in butter.
  2. Layer one half of the bell peppers, onion and apple in the bottom of the crock pot.
  3. Place 3 bratwursts on top.
  4. Repeat with remaining veggies and bratwurst.
  5. Pour beer over all.
  6. Cook on high for 1- 2 hours.
  7. Turn to low and cook at least 4 more hours.
  8. Serve brat and pepper mixture on rolls with mustard or favorite condiment.
  9. Excellent with sauerkraut and German potato salad.


Most Helpful

This was very good. Different from the way I'm used to, but different is NOT a bad word. The 3 different peppers (red, yellow, green) made this more colorful than the traditional way, and added a unique, contempo/international fusion flavor to it. I really enjoy foods that blend 2 or more cultures together. The fact that is was slowly cooked in a crockpot also merged the flavours quite wonderfully! Thanks for a great idea and a great recipe PanNan!

Mimi Bobeck February 06, 2003

Thought this would be a great idea but felt the vegetables tasted a bit too harsh from all the beer.

kellyd3 March 12, 2009

Wonderful flavor. I used Johnsonville beer brats and only 12 oz. beer as the veggies give off enough moisture. Will make this again but will cook on low for 6 hours vice high and low. I served with sauerkraut. Great meal.

Papa D 1946-2012 August 04, 2008

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