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brats on buns

Wisconsin Beer Brats

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Grill, Sausage, Tailgating
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 people


  • 10 Bratwurst
  • 1 white onion, peeled and sliced
  • 48 oz light beer (4 cans)
  • 10 brat buns
  • Assorted toppings of choice: sauerkraut, mustard, ketchup, pickles


  • Place brats and onions into a pot. Pour beer over the brats and onion. 
  • Turn meat to medium-high. Bring to a light simmer and cook for 15 minutes. 
  • Heat grill to medium-high heat. Remove brats from beer and reduce heat to medium to allow onions to continue to cook. Place on grill and cook 3-4 minutes then flip to cook the other side. 
  • Remove brats from grill and serve with onion and desire toppings.  If they need to be kept warm for a period of time place them into the beer and onion pot to keep warm until ready to serve.