Grilled bratwurst topped with onions

Beer Brats

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 13 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x

Grab your favorite beer to make these addicting, super flavorful Beer Brats! We have one secret ingredient that makes these bratwurst the best. Bratwurst on the grill are such an easy dinner idea, but also perfect for cook outs and parties!



  • 2 packages uncooked bratwurst (5 to a package)
  • 3 large Vidalia onions, sliced (can also use yellow onions)
  •  8 tablespoons of butter (1 stick)
  • (4) 12 ounce cans beer (your favorite kind!)
  • Buns for serving


  1. Add the bratwurst, onions and butter to a pot. Pour in the beer and bring to a simmer. Simmer, partially covered, for one hour.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, about 400 degrees.
  3. Take the bratwurst out of the pot and place onto a platter. Grill the brats for 2-3 minutes in each side and then remove from the grill.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, spoon out the onions from the beer and add to a bowl for serving.
  5. Serve these Beer Brats on buns with onions spooned on top.

Recipe Notes

To Make Ahead: Boil the bratwurst in beer, onions and butter for 1 hour and then let cool. Place the pot into the refrigerator until ready to grill. This can be done a day ahead of time if needed. Remove the pot from the refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling to bring to room temperature and then grill the brats per the recipe.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top / Grill
  • Cuisine: American

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