BBQ Brats 'n Beer

"I made this recipe last night for the first time and they are good! This is great if you are having a gang in and want a "do it yourself" style dinner (whatever) have baked beans on the side."
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6 sausages




  • Put the brats, onions, peppercorns, cloves, garlic in a saucepan, pour in the beer.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer the brats 15 minutes.
  • Drain (you can do this early in the day and then just have the BBQ step to do before serving).
  • BBQ the brats about 10 minutes.
  • Spray with water while BBQing to form a crisp skin.
  • Serve on the roll with mustard and hot peppers or other relish or serve them as your meat for dinner.

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  1. Charlotte J
    Enjoyed the flavor that the spices gave the brats after they simmered. This is the first time I'd BBQ my brats after cooking them and it will not be the last. Served the sauce along side the brats after taking out the cloves and peppercorns. This was my brat festival weekend. I fixed two other different recipes besides Bergy's, mine #22939 and secret's # 18213.
  2. Susie in Texas
    We have made this recipe over and over. It is our favorite "brat" recipe. Followed your instructions exactly. Delicious meal on the grill.
  3. UTVolsFan
    FANTASTIC!!! I made these brats on Friday afternoon for our tailgate Saturday afternoon. I prepared them just like the recipe says, then they sat in the mixture for almost 24 hours before we actually grilled them on Saturday. They were SO good, and I can't wait to make them again!
  4. Denise!
    Great recipe, Bergy! I did leave out the cloves and garlic. The flavor added from the beer and onion is outstanding and the brats aren't greasy, something I really dislike. DH raved over these and said to tell you this is the ONLY way we will be cooking brats from now on! Thanks for the recipe, it's a new family favorite!
  5. taylortwo
    great recipe for brats! i have to be honest and admit that i am not a huge brat fan but i made this for my dh and ended up loving them. this way is the best way for getting juicy and flavorful brats instead of the half raw, half charred brats like i am used to lol. i did leave out the cloves but we didn't taste a difference. thanks for the recipe.


  1. Mrs. Hooper
    Awesome recipe! I sliced the onions instead of dicing, then after removing the brats, I brought the beer/onion mixture to a high boil to reduce the liquid. I ended up with some beautifully caramelized onions to top the brats with.


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