Beer Brats in Pretzel Buns


Sunday Funday is celebrating Oktoberfest today!

I was thinking about what to make and decided that nothing was more representative than my Americanized version of Oktoberfest than a recipe including sausages, beer, and pretzels!

I always love a beer brat, so I thought it perfect to pair them with a pretzel roll (recipe coming soon!)

It was a beautifully warm fall day when we made these (possibly the last of the season) and a perfect goodbye to summer as the weather turns colder.

Don't miss these other Oktoberfest recipes:

Beer Brats in Pretzel Buns

Beer Brats

1 pound brats

8 ounces beer

Caramelized Onions

2 tablespoons butter

1 onion, sliced

2 tablespoons beer

To Serve

Pretzel Rolls

Stone ground mustard

Place the brats in a shallow pan.  Pour in the beer and bring to a simmer.  Simmer for 5 minutes, flip and simmer for another 5 minutes or until the brats are cooked through.

Meanwhile, preheat the grill to medium heat.  Grill the brats for about 5 minutes, or long enough to get a light char.

Meanwhile, discard the beer from the pan.  Add the butter and melt.  Stir in the onions and cook until caramelized, adding in beer to keep the onions from drying out and to speed the caramelization.

To serve, slice the pretzel roll.  Add the brats and top with caramelized onions and mustard.


  1. What a delicious way to cook brats, Amy! And I love the topping of caramelized onions!

  2. Those brats sound so good. Can't wait to make some pretzel rolls and put this together.

  3. Anxious to see your pretzel roll recipe. We love beer brats.


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