If you have ever tried to make brats on your grill, but haven't got it quite right, I have you covered. Check out my Best Brats on the Grill recipe to learn some tips and tricks to make a great bratwurst meal for your Summer cookout, game-day tailgating, or just a delicious brat dinner.
- 4 Tablespoons Salted Butter
- 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
- 1 White Onion, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 24 Ounces Beer
- 5 Brats
- 5 Brat Buns or Hot Dog Buns
- Preheat grill and 9 by 13 baking pan to 375° Fahrenheit
- Add butter to pan and melt.
- Add garlic, onions, and salt.
- Cook until onions are glassy
- Add beer to pan and bring to simmer.
- Add brats and cook for 5 minutes
- Flip and cook other side for 5 minutes
- Remove from pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 160° Fahrenheit
- While brats are searing, remove onions with tongs and put them aside in a dish. Discard beer.
- Remove brats, add to buns, top with onions (optional) and anything else you like. EAT!
- When temping the brats, insert the thermometer into the end and hit the center to avoid puncturing the outer skin.
- Try not to temp until you get as close to the end
- Use a pilsner or amber ale for best results, but any beer will do! Just remember that the flavor will make its way into the brat.
- If 3 minutes of searing is not enough to bring it to temp or you like it a bit crispier, sear them longer.
- Try serving this with a great coleslaw recipe or maybe some grilled jo jos.
- Nutritional Information is an estimate and can change based on the brat and buns you use. I also estimated that only a portion of the butter actually ends up being eaten.
- Serving Size: 1 Brat and Bun
- Calories: 403 calories
- Sugar: 5 g
- Sodium: 956 mg
- Fat: 25 g
- Saturated Fat: 9 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 16 g
- Carbohydrates: 25 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 18 g
- Cholesterol: 66 mg
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