BBQ Beer Bratwurst

    30 minutes

    The ultimate triple B of BBQ, Beer and Bratwurst. The bratwurst are boiled in beer and onion before being finished on the BBQ. Serve with bread and more beer.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 4 (375ml) cans beer
    • 1 large onion, diced
    • 10 bratwurst sausages
    • 2 teaspoons chilli flakes
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat a barbecue for medium-high heat. When hot lightly oil grate.
    2. Combine the beer and onions in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Submerge the bratwurst in the beer then add the chilli flakes, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium and cook another 10 to 12 minutes.
    3. Remove the bratwurst from the beer mixture then reduce heat to low and continue cooking the onions.
    4. Cook the bratwurst on the preheated barbecue turning once; 5 to 10 minutes.
    5. Serve with the beer mixture as a gravy or side.

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    Why boil out the flavor? Try this, low and slow on the grill (I prefer charcoal or wood chunks), indirect heat is best for about 30-45 minutes. While the brats are cooking take 3-4 cans of beer and 1/2 to 1 stick of butter, thin sliced onion, salt, pepper and other seasonings to taste. Heat on the grill in foil pan. More or less beer depending on pan size, # of brats and thurst of the cook! Put brats in beer sauce and let simmer. Brats will stay juicy and flavorful for 2-3 hours. great for picnics, ball games, camping, etc...  -  19 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this as a try out run to see if I'd want to serve it for guests this weekend. I halved the recipe since it was for just 3 of us. It was all gone and I only had one. I could have eaten at least 3 easily and that says a lot! Great recipe! I followed the recipe and did not change a thing. The spiciness was very good. I may take it up a notch when I serve it to my guests who happen to like spicy food. Just an f.y.i. though... without the sauce it isn't very hot for those who may not like heat. Thank you Zach!  -  11 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I used this recipe to feed a very large group of patrons at my husbands bar/resturant for super bowl Sunday and let me tell you, Holy Cow. I prepared a total of 100 brats, following this recipe. They were the most delicious brats we have ever served!! This is the first year I have made them for our party, (6th year in a row, always doing brats for super bowl) and everyone RAVED! I was so happy and my husband so proud! I will nover make brats any other way!  -  20 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)