Flavorful bratwurst cooked in a beer, onion and butter bath then seared on the grill!
Bratwurst are great pork sausages that you can fry, bake and grill and are always sure to please a crowd
We are going to take them to another level
Our bratwurst spend their cooking time in a nice relaxing beer, onion and butter bath (they love this)
This is going to add loads of fantastic flavor
I mean, what goes better with a brat then beer?
We are starting off with 15 bratwurst
We happen to have 10 spicy and 5 original
I learned a trick from my father in law
I’m going stick toothpicks in the original so I can easily tell them apart after cooking
This is for those guests that avoid spice
Now you can do this next step in a foil pan in the oven or on the grill or you can slow cook these on high for around 2 1/2 hours
We are using our Instant Pot pressure cooker to speed things up
So just place the brats in the Instant Pot in layers
Next up, we will need some simple ingredients
At least 2 dark beers like an ale and 1-2 lighter beers
We’ll also need 1 onion, 1 stick of butter and 1 teaspoon each of kosher salt and ground black pepper
Peel and chop the onion
Cut the butter lengthwise, then in half, then into chunks
Add them to the brats and sprinkle with the salt and pepper
Let’s start pouring in the beer (yeah!)
Add in the 2 ales and 1 pilsner and let the foam subside
Add in the remaining beer just until you cover the brats
Now, this next bit may terrify you
Beer may be left over
My advice is to drink it and get rid of any evidence!
Cover the brats and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes with natural release
At this point the brats are cooked fully and infused with a great beer flavor
Time to eat?
Nope… we are not done yet
Let’s give them a sear for some extra flavor
You can hit the grill at this point, the broiler as well or even in a pan
We are using our flat top
Be sure to sear both sides
Once they have a nice brown sear, I put them back in the beer bath to rest and absorb even more great flavor!
You can store them this way in the refrigerator overnight and just heat them in the instant pot the next day!
When you’re ready to serve, place in a dish with the beer onions
Remember to remove the toothpicks
Let your guests top them any way they want!!
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Simply Sundays! ~ Beer Brats
15 bratwurst sausages
1 onion chopped
1 stick of butter cut into chunks
1 teaspoon each of kosher salt and ground black pepper
2 Ale style beers
1 – 2 pilsner style beers
Layer the brats in the Instant Pot
Sprinkle the onion, butter, salt and pepper over the brats
Next, pour in the 2 ales and 1 pilsner. Let the foam subside. Add enough of the last beer just to cover the brats
Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes and do a natural release. If using the slow cooker function, cook on high 2 1/2 hours
Remove the brats and sear for about 3 minutes on both sides. Place back into the beer bath until your ready to serve
Tools used to make this recipe
Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6qt/1000W, Latest 3rd Generation Technology, Stainless Steel Cooking Pot and Exterior
ZELITE INFINITY Chef Knife 8 inch
Blackstone 28 inch Flat Top Grill
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6 thoughts on “Beer Brats”
Does this cook out the alcohol? Can it be served to kids?
Hi, yes, the alcohol is cooked off and it’s safe to serve to kids.
Can you kick them up to pressure cook after a while? We’re hungry…
Hi Wendy – we’ve tried the brats in the pressure cooker at 10 minutes under pressure then natural release. Saute to brown up a bit and put back in the liquid to keep warm. Such a time saver!
How long do you cook them in the Insta pot?
Hi – we cook them in the instant pot for 10 minutes on high pressure with natural release or 2 1/2 hours on high with slow cook.