Beer Soaked Bratwurst

Beer Soaked Bratwurst


Nothing goes better with football than easy beer soaked bratwurst. Cooked on the grill, this favorite Wisconsin recipe is sure to please!


Beer Soaked Bratwurst

Course Main Course, Meats
Cuisine American, Barbecue


  • 1 lb of bratwurst
  • 2 (12 oz) cans of beer
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 (16 oz) jar sauerkraut with caraway seeds
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 2 T butter


  • Layer bratwurst on bottom of 9" x 13" x 2" baking pan.
  • Pour beer over bratwurst and cover with foil.
  • Let sit in fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • Drain sauerkraut.
  • In medium skillet, add butter, onion, and green pepper.
  • Cook on med heat until lightly browned.
  • Add sauerkraut, mix and continue heating for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Wrap sauerkraut mixture in aluminum foil and set aside.
  • Add brats and beer to large skillet or saucepan; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • On gas grill, set front and back burners to med heat and leave the middle off.
  • Set foil covered kraut off to the side, away from direct heat.
  • Place brats in middle of grill and cover.
  • Cook brats for 10 - 12 minutes, making sure browned on each side and watching for flare-ups.
  • On charcoal grill, cook over mostly ashen coals for 10 -15 minutes, turning often and preventing flare-ups.
  • Cook kraut away from flame.


Serve brats on buns with kraut mixture on top and spicy brown mustard, or your choice of condiments.
Keyword beer bratwurst, grilled bratwurst