- 3 cans (12 ounces each) beer or 4-1/2 cups water
- 3 large onions, thinly sliced and separated into rings
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
- 2 to 3 teaspoons celery salt
- 2 to 3 teaspoons pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 15 fresh bratwurst links (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
- 5 hot dog buns or brat buns, split
- In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil. Add bratwurst. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until bratwurst is firm and cooked. Drain, reserving onions. Refrigerate or freeze 10 bratwurst. Broil or grill remaining bratwurst for 4-5 minutes or until browned, turning once. Serve on buns with reserved onions. Yield: 5 servings.
Reviews forBrats with Onions
"Very impressed! This could be a game day staple. The onions were absolutely delicious and the brats were perfect. The seasoning was excellent and wasn't overly spicy, even with the hot pepper sauce. Changes I made: I only used 10 brats which still leaves enough for a different dish, and I used season salt in place of the celery salt."
"Delicious; used flavored beer...will do again"
"Ok, I usually improvise anyway; so I had a lemon/berry beer. So tender, I just ate it without bun and no mustard! So good..."
"I really like this method of cooking brats, they got good and crispy. There didn't seem to be enough seasonings so I put in extra hot sauce but I didn't realize how much this cooks down and the onions were almost to spicy. Next time I'll opt for the lesser seasoning amount especially with the celery salt."