Best Beer Bratwurst


15 minutes prep30 minutes cook
Main Dish
Good Leftovers


  • Stockpot
  • 12" skillet
  • 8–10" frying pan
  • Tongs
  • Aluminum foil


  • 4–8 bratwurst
  • 4–8 split-top hot dog buns
  • 4 16 oz beers
  • 1 large white onion, skinned, halved, and sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 3 tbsp or 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil



  1. Add 3 beers, 2/3 of the onion, and garlic to stockpot. Add water to fill pot, leaving about an inch of clearance, and bring to a boil. Drink the 4th beer.
  2. Add bratwurst to pot. Let cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Bring large skillet to high heat. 2–4 at a time, move bratwurst to skillet. Cook until dark crust forms, flipping occasionally to ensure even texture.
  4. Finish bratwurst in aluminum foil 5–10 minutes.

Peppers & Onions

  1. While bratwurst is boiling, add olive oil, the rest of the onion, and bell peppers to frying pan. Cook covered over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.


  1. Serve each bratwurst in a bun with peppers & onions and stone ground mustard.

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