Beer brats of course can be cooked in the slow cooker. After a quick grill, sit back and let the brats slow cook in a bath of your favorite beer. Perfect for your next game-day gathering!
I know this is a healthy slow cooker recipe blog but occasionally I eat a less strict diet. No, this is not paleo or whole30. But with Superbowl this Sunday I’m living on the edge folks.
I pan-grilled my brats before adding them to the slow cooker. It’s not a necessary step but I recommend it. If you have time to pre-grill your onions and bell peppers go ahead and to that too.
Use your favorite beer. Even though the Steelers aren’t playing in the Superbowl this year, I specifically used Rolling Rock as an ode to them since Rolling Rock originated in Western PA (Pittsburgh).
Slow Cooker Beer Brats
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 5 mins
- Yield: 10 servings
- 10 bratwursts, uncooked
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 bell pepper, sliced
- 24 ounces beer
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tsp ghee or butter
- Pinch of salt & pepper
- Add all ingredients to the slow cooker.
- Cook HIGH 3-4 hours or LOW 6-8.
Since these are slow cooked, they won’t have the same crisp outside that they would if they were grilled. Meaning, they’ll be soft when you bite into them. An optional step to crisp them up is to put them under the broiler or grill after they’re done cooking.
I served my brats on a bun with some mustard.