On Wisconsin Beer Brats

On Wisconsin Beer Brats

Dgoodcookr 1

"Having company over to watch the big game? This is a delicious, macho, and easy recipe for all sporting fans and tailgaters alike. These juicy bratwursts melt in your mouth and are even better when washed down with an ice-cold beer. Prepare in the morning and they will be ready for any afternoon game time."


5 h 20 m servings 730 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 730 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 45.5 g
  • 70%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.9g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 22.7 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 106 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 1524 mg
  • 61%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a slow cooker, combine the bratwurst links, butter, beer, onions, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, garlic and brown sugar. Cover and set to High. Cook for 4 hours, stirring once per hour. Add sauerkraut and continue cooking for another hour.
  2. Serve bratwurst on buns with onions and top with your favorite condiments.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 83 Ratings


I'm from Wisconsin and have been tailgating for 40 years in Madison and Green Bay. I have to tell you that if you are going to have a Wisconsin Brat, you better grill them first and have your h...

I have been making bratwurst for 20 years and took these to a Super Bowl party yesterday. Everyone loved them! Theh only thing I changed was to decrease the butter by about 1/3. This is the re...

I always had my own beer brat recepie but I gave this one a try and now I will never cook them any other way! The brats were Awesome! Flaverful and and tender. Its worth the wait to cook these.

Not the beer brats I remember from Wisconsin. Using the slow cooker made the brats bloat up and the natural flavor of the brats weren't enhanced by the marinade - they were overwhelmed by it. I ...

I tried this recipe for our Super Bowl party and it was a hit! The only change I made was leaving out the sauerkraut. The simmering beer and onions leaves quite a smell in your house, but the ta...

I never cared for brats. I tried this recipe out on some friends and now I can't get enough~ DELICIOUS! I followed the recipe exactly, however, I cooked them for 8 hours on LOW while I was at...

This is far and above the best Brat recipe that I've ever used. The only change I made was to use regular beer (MGD)rather than light beer and I used beer brats. Had a lot of happy guests that ...

I pricked the brats all over with a fork before putting in the slow cooker so they would not burst and become soggy. I will leave out the brown sugar next time because my onions were sweet enou...

I've made this several times both for the family and for company. Everyone loves it. This will go into my regulation rotation. Glenda