Grilled Mustard-Beer Bratwurst With Toasted Garlic Buns

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 mins

I make these on my outdoor BBQ, they are very good and the beer/mustard sauce makes these brats special! The complete recipe may be doubled if desired. Cooking time is for grilling time. Fully-cooked brats only for this recipe to keep cooking time to a minimum, uncooked will need a longer cooking time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut 4 (1/4-inch deep) slices in each bratwurst (the slits will allow them to soak up the sauce as it cooks and also gives them a nicer appearance).
  2. In a saucepan combine beer, brown sugar, mustard and black pepper; cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Add in bratwurst, then reduce heat to low; cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from the beer mixture (RESERVE the beer mixture).
  5. Place the brats on the grill; brush generously with the remaining beer/mustard mixture until the brats are browned (about 5-6 minutes).
  6. Mix softened butter with garlic powder and salt then spread onto each side of the bun; place on the grill and toast until lightly browned.
  7. Place 1 brat onto each bun and top with one or all of the condiments.
  8. Delicious!
Most Helpful

Grilled these over the weekend and everyone loved them. I had a jar of Bavarian sweet mustard on hand so reduced the brown sugar a bit. Used white pork brats (Nuernberger brats). Cooked the brats in the sauce while my husband got the charcoal grill ready...probably about 15 minutes. Continuously brushed brats with beer-mustard mixture while they grilled. Used hoagie rolls. Yum!

swissms February 10, 2009

The weather was so nice tonight we decided to grill out, and I remembered I had saved this recipe. We had a few guests over and I was in such a hurry I mixed everything together, including the 1/2 a cup of butter etc. that was supposed to be for the buns! No harm done though, it still ended up perfect! Everyone raved over them and asked for extra. Definitely a keeper, these are ingredients I always have on hand!

Candace Michelle February 09, 2009