BBQ Brats Recipe
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In Wisconsin, brats are a food group! We are always looking for new ways to cook them. This recipe is easy and a hit at any tailgate party or cookout, any time of year. —Jessica Abnet, DePere, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 10 uncooked bratwurst links
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup honey barbecue sauce
  • 10 hot dog buns, split
  • Spicy brown mustard


  1. Grill bratwursts, covered, on an oiled rack over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 10 minutes, turning frequently. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the beer, ketchup and barbecue sauce; pour over the bratwursts. Cook, covered, on low for 3-4 hours or until cooked through. Place bratwursts on buns. Serve with mustard and, if desired, cooking liquid. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as BBQ Brats in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2016, p73

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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