Great Brats, when You Can't Grill

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Red_Apple_Guy

A friend in Germany convinced me that Brats were born for the grill, however, this stove top method rocks for brats. I recently bought some butcher-stuffed brats in Chicago along with some fine beer and we had some brats that rock.

Top Review by babybuffalo

Simple. Delicious. Awesome! I went so far as to mix in a few spoonfuls of coarse ground spicy dijon into the beer and onion mixture. I let it dissolve before adding the brats. Sooo good! Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb bratwurst (uncooked is fine)
  • 8 ounces beer (good quality, not light)
  • 1 medium onion (sliced)
  • 4 hot dog buns (I used brat rolls)
  • good mustard


  1. Slice onion and place in 9 to 10 inch skillet.
  2. pour in bottle of beer.
  3. add brats and simmer until onion is tender and brats are firm and cooked through (160 F internal temp).
  4. When beer has evaporated, allow brats and onions to brown while turning frequently, adding a little oil if the pan needs it.
  5. When the onions turn golden, remove.
  6. When the brats are browned on all sides, plate them.
  7. Wrap the buns in paper towels and microwave on high for about 30 seconds until soft and warm.
  8. Serve with baked beans and or chips.

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