This is the most foolproof beer brats recipe ever, straight from the Midwest. When something is so easy to make and tastes so good, you'll want to make it every chance you get!
Our Fried Cheese Curds go perfectly with this recipe!
- 2 lbs bratwurst sausages
- 1-2 onions, sliced
- 6 cans light beer
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Buns and condiments for serving
Before cooking, prick the bratwursts to keep them from exploding.
In a large pot, boil the beer and brats over medium heat. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
While brats are simmering, coat a cast iron skillet with oil and heat over medium heat. Add butter. When butter is melted, add onions and season with salt and pepper. Sauté onions for about 20 minutes until soft and golden.
When brats are done simmering in beer, grill on medium heat, turning occasionally for about 5-8 minutes.
Place buns upside-down on grill to warm. Serve bratwursts with onions and condiments in a warm bun.