Beer Brats with Caramelized Onions 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes



  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced thinly
  • 4 12-oz cans of pilsner style beer
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 8 bratwurst sausages
  • 8 hot dog buns


In a large skillet melt butter. Add onions and peppers and cook on medium, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and soft, about 15 minutes. Set aside.

In a large saucepan or dutch oven, add beer, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper. Add sausages and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium and simmer 10 minutes. Remove bratwurst and discard beer.

Preheat your grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil. Add bratwurst and cook until slightly charred, about 4 minutes per side. Serve in buns topped with onion and pepper mixture.


We like to use pilsner-style beers for this recipe, but any type of beer would be delicious.

Serve these brats with a bit of stone-ground mustard for an added explosion of flavor.

Perfect Pairing

Make your tailgate complete with these Easy Venison Cheeseburgers.