Beer Brats

Slow Cooker Size: 5 or more quarts
Serves 12 people

Recipe adapted from


  • 2 (14-ounce) packages smoked bratwursts
  • Cooking oil
  • 1 large white onion, sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (12-ounce) can beer
  • Mustard (optional)



  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add enough cooking oil to cover the bottom. Add the brats and brown them on all sides; this can be done in 2 batches.
  • While the brats are browning, add the onion, bell peppers, garlic and black pepper to the slow cooker.
  • Add the browned brats on top of the onion and peppers. Pour over the beer.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3 hours.
  • Serve the brats, onions, and bell peppers over rolls.
  • Top with mustard if desired.