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Beer Brats with onions in a pan on the grill

Beer Brats

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 4 cans beer
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 12 bratwurst sausages
  • 12 sausage buns


  • Preheat BBQ to 375°F
  • Place beer, onions and bratwurst in an aluminum pan and place on BBQ. Make sure the sausages are completely covered in liquid, add more beer if needed.
  • Close lid and allow beer to come to a simmer
  • Allow to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring to make sure sausages remain covered in liquid.
  • Remove sausages from liquid and grill for 3 minutes, turn and grill additional three minutes
  • While sausages are grilling, stir the beer and onions, keeping it on the heat so that the liquid reduces to create caramelized onions.
  • Once beer has reduced, place the sausages back in the pan with the onions.
  • Turn the sausage in the pan to coat with the beer and onion mixture.
  • Toast the sausage buns on the grill.
  • Place 1 sausage on each toasted bun, top with onions and mustard.
  • Serve immediately.