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Easy Beer Brats Recipe

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


  1. Heat a large skillet on high until hot
  2. Add brats and sear on all sides - rotate them every 2 minutes or so
  3. Transfer brats to a Dutch oven, add beer, bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a low simmer
  4. Cook covered for 2 1/2 - 3 hours
  5. Heat sauerkraut in a sauce pan
  6. Serve with sauerkraut, Dijon and beer cheese