Rating: 4.5 stars 4.5
452 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 312
  • 4 star values: 98
  • 3 star values: 31
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 4

These Wisconsin brats are incredibly tasty! This is the only way to cook bratwurst in Wisconsin. If you can get fresh bratwurst from a sausage shop, do it — it is worth the extra cost. Serve with brown mustard on substantial hoagie rolls, never on hot dog buns. Mustard is important and must always be stone ground. Add warm sauerkraut and ketchup, if you like. Chow down!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
35 mins
45 mins


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Prick bratwurst with a fork to prevent them from exploding as they cook; place in a large stockpot. Add beer, onions, butter, and black pepper. Place the stockpot over medium heat, bring to a boil and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Cook bratwurst on the preheated grill until evenly browned, about 10 to 14 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve hot off the grill with onions on hoagie rolls.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of beer. The actual amount of beer consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

558 calories; fat 44.9g; cholesterol 116mg; sodium 907.6mg; carbohydrates 10.4g; protein 13.7g. Full Nutrition