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Beer Brats and Caramelized Onions Recipe

Grilled beer brats topped with caramelized onions are awesome. We love this method for making brats!

Beer Brats and Caramelized Onions with a side dish.

 

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Brown the brats on the grill, caramelize the onions, then savor the smell of your brats simmering in a lovely brown ale.

 

The brats are tender and juicy and are perfect topped with the onions and your favorite mustard or whatever else you like.

 

Need something to go with it? Try this Tomato Peach Salsa and tortilla chips or this refreshing Peach Sangria.

 

The beer I use is a home brewed brown ale.

 

How to make Beer Brats and Caramelized Onions:

Preheat the grill and grill bratwurst about 5 minutes on each side to brown them.

five bratwurst on a gas grill cooking

 

While they are cooking, melt butter in a high sided frying pan. Add onions and saute until they start to get soft.

onions cooking in a pan with a wooden spoon

 

Add the brown sugar and stir to combine.

caramelized onions cooking in a pan with a wooden spoon

 

Place the browned bratwurst in the pan and add the beer and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes.

5 bratwurst, onions, and beer cooking in a pan

 

Fill the buns with the brats and top with the caramelized onions and mustard.

 

 

Beer Brats and Caramelized Onions

 

 

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a close up of a plate with two bratwurst in buns with onions and topped with mustard, a bowl of pasta salad, and 3 bratwurst and onions on a cutting board
Beer Brats and Caramelized Onions
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
We love this method for making brats! Brown the brats on the grill, caramelize the onions, then savor the smell of your brats simmering in a lovely brown ale. The brats are tender and juicy and are perfect topped with the onions and your favorite mustard or whatever else you like.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer brats, caramelized onions
Servings: 5
Calories: 405 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients
  • 5 Bratwurst
  • 1 onion sliced into rings
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 can or bottle beer preferably dark
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 5 Brat buns
  • Mustard for topping can be spicy
Instructions
  1. Preheat the grill and grill bratwurst about 5 minutes on each side to brown them.
  2. While they are cooking, melt butter in a high sided frying pan. Add onions and sauté until they start to get soft.
  3. Add the brown sugar and stir to combine.

  4. Place the browned bratwurst in the pan and add beer and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes.

  5. Fill the buns with the brats and top with the caramelized onions and mustard.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Calories listed are per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Beer Brats and Caramelized Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 795mg 33%
Potassium 330mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 2.6%
Calcium 10.4%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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