Summertime typically means lots of cookouts and delicious grilled food, and I have the secret to the juiciest, most tender, super flavorful beer brats you’ve ever tasted. Even if you think you’re not a huge fan of bratwurst, I encourage you to give this recipe a try!
These start in the slow cooker and finish with a nice, hot sear so you get the best of both worlds: a well-cooked, juicy sausage with a crispy, caramelized crust. And if you’d rather not use beer, there’s an easy option for that too. Keep reading to get the recipe and watch me cook in the video below!
Cook with me:
- 19 ounces bratwurst sausage (they typically come in a package of 5)
- 12 ounce bottle of beer (or substitute with chicken/vegetable broth)
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- package of sausage/brat rolls
- Place onions and garlic in the bottom of slow cooker. Add the brats on top and along with the butter, salt, and pepper. Pour beer (or broth) on top and cook on low for 6 hours.
- Sear the brats until the outside is as browned and crispy as you prefer using: a grill, a hot pan on the stove, or under the broiler.
- Serve on buns with mustard and the cooked onions (optional).
I hope you enjoy the recipe! Let me know if you try it!