Grilled Bratwurst

Total Time
10 mins
45 mins

I use this recipe when I throw a BIG boat party every year for about 50 people.

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  • 10 bratwursts
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans beer
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 10 bratwurst buns


  1. Put 2 beers in a pot.
  2. Throw in a chopped onion and the brats. If you need more liquid to cover the brats, add water.
  3. Bring the beer to a simmer (Don't let it boil - ever! When steam begins to rise from the top of the liquid, it's just right. Boiling will cause the brats to burst).
  4. Simmer the brats for 20 minutes.
  5. Throw out the beer/onion mixture.
  6. Place brats on the grill 7-9 inches above the coals.
  7. Use tongs to turn the brats often until golden brown on all sides, about 10-15 minutes if you have pre-simmered them.
  8. Cover grill between turns.