Easy Beer Brats Recipe
Y’all, I have searched the world over and have come to the conclusion that there is absolutely no way to make sausage look sexy.
I’m just keepin’ it real here. But you totally have to trust me when I tell you that you cannot go wrong with searing off some brats then tossing them in a pot with some beer for a couple of hours.
I’m not totally sure it’s completely legit to call this a recipe, so if you want to agree to simply call it a suggestion, I’m down with that. And in the spirit of keepin’ it real, this was just supposed to be beer brats with some spicy mustard and sauerkraut for the first Panthers game of the season a couple of weeks ago. I also made some beer pretzel bites and smoked gouda beer cheese to nosh on or throw at the TV.
The reality is that Lisa came over to watch the game and she decided that the smoked gouda beer cheese belonged on the brats and on the pretzels, so here we are. We have some ugly, yet delicious beer brats topped not only with spicy mustard and sauerkraut as originally planned, but then made extra over the top ridiculous with beer cheese splattered all over them.
Yes, I said splattered. Just keepin’ it real.
Easy Beer Brats Recipe
- 1 package of fresh uncooked brats style sausages
- 2 bottles or cans of good craft beer
- 1 jar or package of prepared sauerkraut
- Hot dog buns or hoagie rolls for serving
- Dijon mustard for serving
- Beer cheese for serving
Heat a large skillet on high until hot
Add brats and sear on all sides - rotate them every 2 minutes or so
Transfer brats to a Dutch oven, add beer, bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a low simmer
Cook covered for 2 1/2 - 3 hours
Heat sauerkraut in a sauce pan
Serve with sauerkraut, Dijon and beer cheese
- I found fresh uncooked brats with the other sausages in the fresh meat department of the grocery store
- Do this right and serve it with some homemade Smoked Gouda Beer Cheese
- I made these brats several times and used two of Seirra Nevada’s beers. I did one batch in Otra Vez, which is a gose and I find a bit on the salty side, so it was a great match. The other I cooked in Nooner, which is a pilsner and both were great.
- I recommend that you start with one can/bottle and then add the other if needed. You want to be sure that the brats stay covered.
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
Some foods ya just can’t make sexy. That’s ok, though….’cause I know they are gonna taste DELICIOUS! I happen to love your ‘ugly beer brats’ and the fact that they are ‘splattered’ with cheese. P.S. If you think they are too ugly to eat, I will take them off your hands, k 😉 ? Hehehehe….have a great weekend, my friend! xo
David @ Spiced
Hey, I am totally ok with splattered when you are referring to beer cheese and brats. I just had brats + beer for the first time this past summer, and needless to say I’m hooked. But the beer cheese, too? Oh yeah, I need that! And if you happen to throw any at the tv, you better believe I’ll be sitting under said tv to catch anything that falls my way. Hope you have an awesome weekend, Rachelle!
Vivian | stayaliveandcooking
Who cares about sexy?! It looks damn good! I have never had beer cheese but it sounds like something I need, haha. Have a great weekend!
Haha I love how you keep it real girl! Yummy brats and beer is the perfect way to ring in the weekend! 🙂
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Lol, I agree with David. Slattered is toe-ts okay when you are referencing beer cheese and brats! Plus, I love the way you are keeping it real. Life needs more people like you! <3 I LOVE beer braised (err boiled?) brats! Seriously who cares if it's sexy when food tastes THIS good! Gimme all the beer brats, kraut, mustard and beer cheese! Football food perfection, Rach! XOXO Pinned of course.
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
One of my absolute fall favorites while watching football Rachelle! They don’t have to look good, they just have to taste good! Thanks for keeping it real!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Haha, I hate having to photograph sausage recipes – such a nightmare, but you did an awesome job. We are all about the game food too.
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
Ummm, I would argue that I have a way to make a sausage look sexy but can’t since this is a NC-17 rated blog. In the meantime, I’ll be making these beer brats for next weekend’s football game. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Beer Girl Brat 🙂