Beer Brats in buns on platter.

Lambeau Leap Beer Brat Recipe

Beer Brat Recipe - Brats simmered in beer and onions and finished off on the grill. Perfect for tailgating!
Course Game Day Grub
Cuisine American
Keyword brats, hotdogs, tailgating
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 -8 servings
Calories 118kcal
Author Deb Clark
Cost $12


  • 1-2 package brats - Johnsonville Brats if you can find them or good German Sausage
  • 2 12 oz bottles of beer
  • 1 yellow onion cut into wedges
  • 2 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 14.5 oz can beef broth
  • 1 can sauerkraut
  • whole grain German Mustard
  • Hotdog buns
  • Additional water as needed to cover the brats


  • Braise the brats. Add the brats to a deep frying pan or large pot set on medium heat. To the brats add the beer, beef broth, onion, garlic and water. Bring to a boil & reduce to simmer. Occasionally turn the brats. Cook them for 30-45 minutes until they are completely cooked thru. Braising them will keep them juicy and flavorful.
  • Grill the Beer Brats over an open grill making sure to get good grill marks.
  • Build your brat with a hotdog bun, topped with a brat, sauerkraut and german mustard. Enjoy!


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 555mg | Potassium: 183mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.3mg