Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sammy's Cheddar Beer Brats

I love bratwurst! I think this is a result of me living in Germany with the military for almost 10 years. Nothin better then a brat and an ice cold beer for dinner. You can also eat them without the buns, which is what I usually do when we don't have hot dog buns and I am too lazy to go to the store.


* 1 package cheddar bratwursts (we use Johnsonville Cheddar Brats or deer brats that we have had processed)
* 5 hot dog buns
* 5 slices cheddar cheese
* 1 medium onion, sliced
* 2 (12 ounce) cans beer
* 2 tablespoons Season-All salt
* 1 teaspoon garlic powder


Put your brats in a large pot and dump in the 2 beers, onion, season all and garlic powder.

Add water until the brats are fully covered.

Cook 20 minutes on medium heat, meanwhile, heat up your grill.

Transfer your brats to the grill and cook 4-5 minutes on each side. Be careful not to pierce the brats with a fork or anything because this will let the good tasting juices out.

Discard the beer & onion mixture.

Place a slice of cheese in each hot dog bun and add your brats on top.

Add desired condiments.


  1. I enjoy bratwurst, also. How exciting to have lived in Germany! I only have Bratwurst at a German restaurant, but now i can try to make it at home, thanks!!

  2. My husband would go crazy over this one! Beer and Brats is a great combo.

  3. WE love brats at our house. Usually we just grill them, butI know my family would be over the moon with these!