Beer Brats

Posted: June 28

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

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Summer cookouts and barbecues have a few requirements: burgers, chicken, and Beer Brats. Beer Brats grill up savory, spicy sausages and simmer them in sweet and golden caramelized onions and a smoky, hoppy beer sauce. The sausages are coated in extra-savory flavors that are the envy of everyday hot dogs. Beer Brats take a little time and patience to put together, but trust us: everyone at the cookout will be rushing to grab one once they're ready!


• 10 bratwursts • 4 tablespoons butter • 2 medium onions, sliced • 4 tablespoons brown sugar • 1 1/2 (12-ounce) bottles of dark beer • 10 hot dog buns


Step 1

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Grill the bratwursts until just done, according to the package directions.

Step 3

Transfer the bratwursts to a plate.

Step 4

In a large skillet, melt the butter.

Step 5

Add the onion to the butter and cook until translucent, about 3-5 minutes.

Step 6

Stir in the brown sugar.

Step 7

Place the bratwursts in the onion mixture.

Step 8

Pour the beer over the bratwursts.

Step 9

Cover the skillet and simmer until the beer reduces and the onions are caramelized, for about 30-45 minutes.

Step 10

Serve the bratwursts and onions on the hot dog buns.

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