Beer Brats with Caramelized Onions


It’s National Beer Day!

Ok confession time.

I’m way more of a wine drinker than a beer drinker.

However, I do love to cook with beer, especially beers brats – I don’t make them any other way!

I shared my fantastic recipe for Bacon Wrapped Beer Brats a couple years ago – and they’re super delicious, but labor intensive and Hibs doesn’t like all the bacon flare ups on the grill.  So I typically simplify the process and make beer brats with just 4 ingredients!

The whole family loves these brats (though admittedly, the kids pass on the caramelized onions) and they’re a summer staple!

Beer Brats with Caramelized Onions

1 pound uncooked brats
1 (12 ounces) can or bottle of light or amber beer
1 small onion, sliced
½ teaspoon sriracha, or to taste
Hot dog buns

Place the brats in a skillet.  Arranged onions all around.  Drizzle with sriracha, and pour beer over the top.  Simmer, turning occasionally for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.

Meanwhile, preheat the outdoor grill or prepare a wood fire.  Grill the brats.

While the brats grill, continue cooking the beer and onions until the beer is cooked off and the onions caramelize.

Place grilled brats in the hot dog buns and top with caramelized onions (add ketchup and sriracha as optional toppings!)

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  1. Made my mouth start watering Amy...they look so good.

  2. Thanks for joining me, Amy. I am definitely more of a wine drinker, too. But I can NOT wait to try this recipe. Maybe this weekend with Cindy's onion rings. Now there's an idea!

  3. We love brats around here- Bill is from Milwaukee so you know it is a way of life. LOL! And I never complained. good brats are great comfort food, especially for tailgating!

  4. That splash of spice sounds like a great addition to those brats!

  5. These brats are delicious. cooking them in beer brings out amazing flavor and topping with carmelized onion is genius!

  6. Yum, these are making me want to get cooking!

  7. These look perfect for game day!

  8. mmmmm! these sound delicious! I'm going to make these soon!


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