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beer being poured over grilled brats with onions underneath in a layer in a slow cooker
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Beer Brats

Beer Brats are a super easy recipe for a great dinner or a get together. Your family is going to love this simple recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot recipes, grill recipe, party food, slow cooker
Servings: 10 people
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 10 Johnsonville Original flavor bratwursts
  • 24 ounces beer (two 12 ounce cans)
  • 1 large onion sliced thin


  • Preheat your grill to 350 degrees. Grill the bratwursts for 7 minutes on each side or until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
  • Add the onions to the base of the slow cooker. Add the grilled bratwursts. Pour the beer over them and then add 2 cups of water. (Please note that the brats just need to be covered in liquid).
  • Set the slow cooker to warm and let the flavors combine for 30 minutes. Then allow your guests to eat at their leisure, pulling out a Beer Brat and topping with with some of the onions in a bun.