Barbecue Brats & Peppers

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours


10 servings

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
We live in brat country, and this barbecue-style recipe feeds a crowd. The sauce gives it a welcome change from the same old grilled bratwurst. — Maria Zrucky, Kronenwetter, Wisconsin
Barbecue Brats & Peppers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 bottles (12 ounces each) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 large sweet onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 large sweet yellow pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 large sweet orange pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced
  • 10 uncooked bratwurst links
  • 10 brat or hot dog buns, split


  1. Place the first 8 ingredients in a 5-qt. slow cooker; stir to combine. In a large skillet, brown bratwurst on all sides over medium-high heat; transfer to slow cooker.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until sausages are cooked through and vegetables are tender. Using tongs, serve bratwurst and pepper mixture on buns.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 614 calories, 30g fat (10g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1789mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.

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