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Hey, friends! If you’re like us, then you’ve probably had more than your fair share of grilled hamburgers and hotdogs this summer! That’s why I decided to throw in a twist today and celebrate a fresh spin on another summer grilling classic: beer brats!
How To Make Beer Brats
If you’ve never served beer brats, let me tell you: this process is about as easy as it gets! You don’t even have to measure anything…
Just place the sliced onion and the brats in a large pot or Dutch oven.
Pour Yuengling Lager over top to cover, bring to a boil, and then simmer the brats for about 15 minutes.
When the brats are cooked through, you can finish them on the grill (or on an indoor grill pan) for a few more minutes until they’re charred and golden brown. With crispy rolls and an array of your favorite toppings, the summer feast is ready!
How to Make Beer Brats | 1-Minute Video
What to Serve with Beer Brats
We love to top our brats with the sweet simmered onions from the original pot, as well as some Dijon mustard, pickle relish, and sauerkraut. There’s so much rich texture and flavor in every bite!
On the side, try these easy options as well:
- Braised Red Cabbage
- Roasted Cabbage
- German Potato Salad
- Fried Cabbage with Apples and Onions
- Potato Pancakes
Extra Tips For Making Beer Brats
- Cooking for Just Two? You can follow the same instructions, but only prepare two of the bratwurst in the package. Wrap the remaining uncooked brats in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.
- Want to Prep Ahead? You can simmer the bratwurst in the onion and beer, as instructed, and keep it in the pot until ready to grill.
More Sausage Recipes to Try
- Dump-and-Bake Bratwurst Recipe
- Shrimp and Sausage Pasta
- Sausage and Cabbage
- Smoked Sausage Pasta Bake
3-Ingredient Grilled Beer Brats
- 1 (19 ounce) package Bratwurst
- Yuengling Lager beer (or other similar beer of choice) to cover (approximately 36 ounces)
- 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
- Optional for serving: buns, sauerkraut, mustard, pickle relish
- Place brats and onions in a large, deep pan or Dutch oven. Pour beer over top until brats are completely submerged. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer until the brats are cooked through (about 15-20 minutes).
- Remove brats and place on a tray.
- Grill brats over medium-high heat until golden brown (about 3-5 minutes per side). Serve immediately, or return to beer mixture until ready to serve.