Beer Brats

For St. Patrick’s Day this year I made beer bratwursts. Why did I choose beer brats for this particular holiday? No clue–just wanted to try something new.



  • 10 beer bratwursts
  • 1/2 white onion, sliced into rounds
  • 2 large cans of lager (I used Foster’s)
  • Ketchup
  • Grain mustard
  • Hot dog buns



Pour the beer into a large pot and bring to a boil. Add the brats and simmer on medium for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat your grill to medium-high. When the 20 minutes are up, transfer the brats to the grill and cook 2-3 minutes per side, until grill marks appear and a thermometer registers at least 160F. Remove brats from grill.

In a separate pan (do this while the brats are simmering), sauté the onion rings in a few tablespoons olive oil for about 10 minutes until they are nice and browned.

Serve the brats with the sliced onions on top. You can serve with hot dog buns or hoagie buns.





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