Wisconsin Beer Brats

Wisconsin Brats are beer braised, browned on the grill and topped with a heaping load of sauerkraut and a drizzle of mustard.

Beer braised, browned on the grill and topped with a heaping load of sauerkraut and a drizzle of mustard on a plate Who Doesn’t Love A Good Tailgate Party?

The essence of football tailgating – and us Cheeseheads got this recipe down to an art! Beer  When it comes to Beer Brats, Wisconsiners, Cheeseheads, Packer Backers, me and my family, whatever you want to call us, we know how it’s done! Growing up my family had brats at every cook out, every camping trip, basically any outdoor event that involved cooking. Seriously, like hotdogs…what are those? No, we have brats!

Tomorrow is the kickoff the football season! That means Sunday’s equal football for my family. Gotta love Direct Tv’s Sunday Ticket! I get to see my Packers play every game. And being in Northern AZ it’s not like I can go down and join the tailgate party so, I am creating my own and that means Wisconsin Beer Brats.

Beer braised, browned on the grill brats on a plate

For real, I ask you, how can you go wrong or not love something that is so easy to make AND so delicious to eat?

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.

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Wisconsin Beer Brats

Beer braised, browned on the grill and topped with a heaping load of sauerkraut and a drizzle of mustard.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beer, brat, grilled, tailgate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 package brats - Johnsonville Brats
  • 2 12 oz bottles of beer
  • 1 white onion cut into wedges
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 14.5 oz can beef broth
  • Additional water as needed to cover the brats
  • 1 can sauerkraut
  • Mustard
  • Brat buns

Instructions

  1. In a large sauce pan, over medium heat, add brats, beer, beef broth, onion, garlic and enough water to cover the brats.
  2. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer; cook them for about 15 minutes, until they are completely cooked thru.

  3. Grill the Beer Brats over an open grill making sure to get good grill marks, about 5-10 minutes.

  4. Build your brat with a brat bun, then then brat, top with sauerkraut and mustard.
  5. Serve!


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