German Style Sausage and Peppers

Make these German Style Sausage and Peppers for dinner tonight! This sausage and peppers recipe is a perfect make ahead recipe for parties too!

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German Style Sausage and Peppers have a beer and mustard flavored topping

German Style Pepper and Onion Topping

We love making all different kinds of sausage and peppers recipes! Some recipes use a tomato sauce base and some like ours have more of a juicy base…

Either way is good for us.

There’s slow cooker sausage and peppers recipes or recipes you make right on the grill like this one. The sausages in this recipe are cooked separately on the grill or a grill pan and the onion and peppers topping is added when serving.

The topping for these sausages is made with spicy brown mustard and beer, cooked down with lots of sweet onions and peppers, so we’ve got some German flavors going on in this recipe which is always a good thing.

German Style Sausage and Peppers are an easy dinner recipe that's perfect for parties!

Can I Make This Sausage And Peppers Recipe Ahead Of Time?

Absolutely! This is the perfect recipe for entertaining at BBQ’s or just an easy dinner recipe for hanging out at home.

Cook the pepper and onion topping up to a day or two ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready. You can warm up the topping over low heat in a small pot or throw it in the microwave.

Come dinner time all you need to do is grill the sausages and you’re ready to go!

German Style Sausage and Peppers start by cooking peppers and onions in a skillet

Cook the peppers and onions will need a few minutes so they sweeten up and soften. The onions and peppers cook down with the beer and mustard making this sandwich topping one of my absolute favorites.

Next for this German flavored recipe we swapped out the Italian sausage for bratwurst. Bratwurst is a German style sausage made from pork and veal, commonly simmered in beer and then grilled. That recipe is to come soon…

But don’t save this topping for just grilled sausages, either! Pile it on burgers, grilled chicken and hot dogs too. We even use it as a quesadilla filling with either chicken or beef, the kids go crazy for it!

German Style Sausage and Peppers are my favorite game day dinner!

What’s great about making a topping like these peppers and onions is that you can set it out for your guests and they can add as much or as little as they like.

Or none at all. Maybe you have a couple of picky kids (or picky adults) hanging around that want everything plain, well they win too.

German Style Sausage and Peppers are grilled bratwurst topped with a pepper and onion topping

What I can tell you is that we make this German Style Sausage and Peppers recipe all the time – it’s become a family favorite! Here’s a pro tip: pile the topping on the bun first and then add the sausage on top of it.

It might look a little different that way but when you take a bite of your sausage sandwich none of the topping will fall off. Just wait until you break that tip out at the next party, everyone will be doing it!

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German Style Sausage and Peppers

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x

This unique sausage and peppers recipe is perfect for parties or an easy dinner night!



  • 2 packages (10 links) of bratwurst
  • 10 hot dog buns

For the Onion and Pepper Topping

  • 4 yellow onions
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown spicy mustard
  • 1/2 cup dark beer


  1. Add the oil and butter to a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the onions and peppers and let cook for 15 minutes being careful not to let the onions burn.
  3. Pour in the beer, stir and let simmer for 5 minutes until the beer is mostly evaporated.
  4. Stir in the mustard and keep warm until ready to serve.
  5. Grill the bratwurst until warmed through and serve on buns with the pepper and onion topping.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill/Stove top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sausage and peppers recipe, grilling recipes, bratwurst, easy dinner recipe

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