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Brats in Beer

 Brats in Beer
This marinated bratwurst recipe comes from Jill Hazelton of Hamlet, Indiana. The flavor of the marinade really comes through in the grilled onions.
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.


  • 1 can (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 uncooked Johnsonville® Original Bratwurst
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 brat or hot dog buns, split


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Pour 1-3/4 cups
  • into a large resealable plastic bag; add bratwurst. Seal bag and
  • turn to coat; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Cover and
  • refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Add onion to remaining marinade; toss to coat. Place on a double
  • thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Fold foil around
  • onion mixture and seal tightly. Drain and discard marinade from
  • bratwurst.
  • Grill bratwurst and onion, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in.
  • from the heat for 15-20 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and
  • onion is tender, turning frequently. Open foil carefully to allow
  • steam to escape. Serve brats in buns with onion mixture. Yield: 8
  • servings.