Grilled Brats, Sheboygan Style

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I have never been to Sheboygan, Wisconsin but I am told it is refered to as the "Wurst City in the World". Bratwurst was brought to America by German immigrants. There is disagreement even among Wisconsinites re: the "only" way to cook brats. Here is one way that my husband tried out on us. I loved it and decided to post this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pierce each bratwurst 4 times with a fork and put the sausages in a pan large enough to hold them in one layer.
  2. Add beer and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Drain bratwurst; place on a prepared grill over medium-high heat.
  5. Grill for about 10 minutes or until well browned.
  6. Lightly butter the rolls; you can either toast them under the broiler or grill them until they are golden brown.
  7. Put brats in rolls; serve with mustard, onion, and pickles or sauerkraut.
  8. Sheboygan natives have been known to douse their bratwurst sandwiches with lots of hot melted butter.


Most Helpful

This is the perfect method for cooking brats, from a born and bred Wisconsinite! The only way we cook them! We don't butter our rolls however.....the brats offer enough fat as they are! You will never be disappointed with a dry bratwurst if you use this method!

Michelle S. April 13, 2005

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