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Brats in Beer

Brats in Beer

Brats in Beer

Cook Time 4 to 5 hours

Prep Time 5 minutes


Makes 30 to 36 appetizers


1-1/2 pounds bratwurst (about 5 or 6 links)
1 bottle (12 ounces) amber ale
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons red wine or cider vinegar
Spicy brown mustard
Cocktail rye bread


  1. Combine bratwurst, ale, onion, brown sugar and vinegar in slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 4 to 5 hours.
  2. Remove bratwurst and onion slices from juices in slow cooker. Cut bratwurst into 1/2-inch-thick slices. For mini open-faced sandwiches, spread mustard on cocktail rye bread. Top with bratwurst slices and cooked onion, if desired.


Choose a light-tasting beer for cooking brats. Hearty ales might leave the meat tasting slightly bitter.

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