Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst

Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst

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"Sweet, tangy, smoky, and oh so good! A great party recipe that every carnivore loves."


1 h 55 m servings 353 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 353 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 22.1 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 12.5 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 751 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Poke bratwurst several times with a small fork, and place into a saucepan with the beer. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the bratwurst from the beer, and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and place a wire rack on top.
  3. Toss the brown sugar and cayenne pepper together in a large bowl and set aside. Cut each bratwurst into three pieces, wrap each piece with half strip of bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Toss the bratwurst with the cayenne mixture to coat, then place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the bacon is brown and crisp, 25 to 35 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 102 Ratings


Submitter here! I'm glad you like the recipe. I entered that the cayenne should be "to taste", so please forgive the spiciness, as that part did not go through. Add as much or as little as yo...

I am usually not a fan of brats but these were so good! Someone made them for a potluck at work and I will be making these myself soon! The sweetness of the brown sugar was just right.

This was great! I used two cans of beer instead of three and that was plenty. It was a little spicy for my 6 and 4 year old so next time I'll cut the cayenne pepper in half. Great alternative ...

These were GONE in the first pass at the church pot luck! I made 3 changes: After cooking in root beer, I cut the bratwurst into about 5 bite sized pieces then tossed them in the brown sugar mix...

Too Spicy but very good...2nd time I made it I used cracked black pepper instead..much better, especially for small children! Easy and Good!!

good, you loose a little flavor if reheated or made a day ahead of time. Make same day and keep warm in crock pot

My husband loved this recipe and has asked for it again after only one week. I will decrease the cayenne simply because I felt it was too spicy for me and our 2 year old. They turned out perfect...

Wow! I took this to a Superbowl Party. It was the first thing gone! Everyone wanted the recipe. I was thinking it would be a good guy appetizer, but the ladies loved it too. Will make for the ne...

This was OK. It is easy to prepare and is a good way to enjoy brats without having to grill them up (I do not enjoy grilling). Also perfect for those days when you are craving grilled fare, bu...