Bratwurst Recipes

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Beer Glazed Brats and Sauerkraut

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I came up with this recipe, because simply simmering sausages in beer and onions tasted weak. I was looking for a more intense beer flavor with a little bite, and this is it. A very satisfying dish if you crave German flavor that's Americanized. We love this dish served on potato rolls with spicy hot German mustard, Swiss cheese, and ice cold beer on the side.

Sheboygan Grilled Brats

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Growing up on a lake in the Sheboygan area, this was a standard way that the German folks would grill their brats. We always served them on the old-fashioned hard rolls. By finishing them in the beer sauce they just get better and better. Though it's expensive, on special occasions I use a dark beer which is not German at all: Guinness Irish Stout. Around our house, we eat them with ketchup and mustard, and the cooked onions from the brat sauce.

Brined Bratwurst

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This is a simple dish using fresh bratwurst, onions, and balsamic vinegar. It has a nice tangy flavor, and is excellent served in crusty bread and topped with spicy mustard. My other favorite way is to serve with a side of greens and potatoes.

Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst

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Sweet, tangy, smoky, and oh so good! A great party recipe that every carnivore loves.

Honey Mustard Beer Brats

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This recipe is very easy and makes delicious bratwurst. My guests always ask for these during football season. You won't be able to get enough onions and peppers in the slow cooker because every time we make them, we run out! This recipe is for 10. If you have a very large slow cooker, you can get 15 in, but most can only hold 10 (you may need another slow cooker if making more).

Wisconsin Slow Cooker Brats

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These are the best and easiest brats you'll ever taste.
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Cheesy Brat Stew for the Slow Cooker

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This is a delicious stew! Easy to make and wonderful to eat. Great for those chilly days watching football games.

On Wisconsin Beer Brats

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Having company over to watch the big game? This is a delicious, macho, and easy recipe for all sporting fans and tailgaters alike. These juicy bratwursts melt in your mouth and are even better when washed down with an ice-cold beer. Prepare in the morning and they will be ready for any afternoon game time.

Wisconsin Bratwurst

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This is the only way to cook bratwurst in Wisconsin. The brats are incredibly tasty! 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! Think about those Wisconsin summers! Listen to some polka!

Bratwurst Soup

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This is a hearty, filling, cold-weather soup that makes a meal served with a crusty bread and light salad. The soup is just not the same if the brats are not grilled.

Brats, Onions, and Apples

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A very hearty meal that's good in the autumn or winter. Lots of flavor and very much a comforting meal after a long day in the cold. It pairs well with coleslaw.

'No Beer Available' Bratwurst

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Everyone knows that boiling bratwurst in beer is a great way to prepare them, but what if you don't have or can't use beer? Try this substitute recipe that makes delicious bratwurst.

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Beer Brats

"Strongly recommend this recipe. The brats stay juicy and flavorful even though they are boiled. It is the BEST recipe for brats I have tried." – Tim T

Air-Fried Bratwurst Bites with Spicy Beer Mustard

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Perfect for passing at your next party or setting on a buffet table, these easy air-fried bratwurst bites are served with a delicious dark beer and honey-mustard dipping sauce.

Black-Eyed Pea Bratwurst Stew

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You can make this dish in the slow cooker or simmer on stove. Hearty, inexpensive and easy! Serve with rice or have plenty of bread on hand to soak up the juices!