Easy Beer Bratwurst


These rich, savory brats are the perfect treat for your next backyard cookout or tailgate.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle dark German beer

  • 1 cup thinly sliced onions

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon caraway seeds

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 6 uncooked bratwurst links

  • 6 hoagie buns, split and toasted

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 ½ cups shredded lettuce (Optional)


  1. Line a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with a Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner.

  2. Add beer, onions, maple syrup, vinegar, caraway seeds, thyme, and Worcestershire sauce to the prepared slow cooker. Stir gently with a rubber spatula to combine. Place bratwurst on top of the mixture in cooker.

  3. Cover and cook for 4 hours on high or for 8 hours on low.

  4. Serve bratwursts and onions in toasted buns topped with cheese and lettuce, if desired.

Reynolds Kitchens Tip:

Beer and brats are perfect for any sports party! Cook these savory beer brats in a slow cooker liner for juicy flavors everyone will cheer for.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

815 Calories
40g Fat
79g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 815
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 1751mg 76%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 404mg 31%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 279mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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