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Brats In Beer

Brats In Beer

By Traeger Kitchen

These brats are bathed in beer and bursting with amazing flavor. Make them for an Oktoberfest feast or your next summertime BBQ.

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours




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Units of Measurement:
4 (12 oz) cans of beer
2 yellow onions, peeled and sliced into rings
2 Tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more for buns
10 uncooked bratwurst
10 hot dog buns
mustard, for serving


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 350°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 2

    Pour the beer into a large saucepan. Add the onions and butter. Bring to a simmer on the stovetop over medium-high heat.

    • 4  (12 oz) cans of beer

    • 2  yellow onions, peeled and sliced into rings

    • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more for buns

  • 3

    Place a deep disposable aluminum foil pan on one side of the grill grates. Carefully pour the beer and onions from the saucepan into the pan on the grill.

  • 4

    Arrange the brats on the other side of the grill grates. Close the lid and grill the brats, turning frequently with tongs, until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

    • 10  uncooked bratwurst

  • 5

    Transfer the brats to the beer mixture and cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil. Let the brats simmer until the onions are tender, 45-60 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 6

    Butter the cut sides of the buns, then place on the grill grates and toast until golden brown.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

    • 10  hot dog buns

  • 7

    To serve, lift a brat out of the beer mixture and place in a bun. Top with the stewed onions and mustard. Enjoy!

    •  mustard, for serving

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