These Crock Pot Brats are tender and flavorful, perfect for a normal weeknight or for your next tailgate party. You can make a few or make a bunch depending on the number of people you are serving.
Brat season really should be year round, not just during the months when you can grill outside. However, if you ARE looking to grill brats, check out these Grilled Beer Brats in Beer Hot Tub from Farmwife Drinks. You can cook brats all year long, using one of our favorite kitchen gadgets, the slow cooker.
It’s a simple concept. You pre-boil the bratwursts to remove the fat and toss them in the Crock Pot with a barbecue type sauce that includes your favorite beer, chili sauce, Worcestershire, ketchup, vinegar, salt, brown sugar and paprika. Four to five hours later, you have perfectly tender brats for dinner.
I made these for dinner, and Kevin was a big fan. I took a couple leftovers to Mom and Dad, and they also gave them 2 thumbs up.
The beauty of this slow cooker bratwurst recipe is that you can customize it to your liking. This recipe can make either one or two packages of brats, however many your family requires.
The variety of brats at the grocery store is endless. There’s original, German-style, beer brats, cheddar brats, Bavarian brats, hot N Spicy, and more. You can pick your favorite type of bratwurst for this recipe. Next, you can use your favorite beer. There’s no right or wrong with this recipe. A favorite for the local brewery would be fantastic.
How to Make Crock Pot Brats
Full recipe is at the bottom of this page.
Boil brats for 5 minutes to remove excess fat. Drain, and place brats in a Crock Pot insert. Top with onion slices. In a separate bowl, mix your favorite beer, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, vinegar, salt, brown sugar and paprika. Pour over the brat and onions. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours in the crock pot.
These Crock Pot Brats are tender and flavorful, perfect for a normal weeknight or for your next tailgate party.
- 5-8 brats
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 can or bottle your favorite beer
- 1 cup chili sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon paprika
In a saucepan, boil brats in water for 5 minutes to remove fat.
Drain brats; place in slow cooker insert.
Mix all remaining ingredients, and pour over the brats.
Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
Serve in buns, smothered in the cooking sauce if desired.
Be sure to cook the brats to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.