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Crock Pot Brats

These Crock Pot Brats are tender and flavorful, perfect for a normal weeknight or for your next tailgate party.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bratwursts in slow cooker, crock pot beer brats, crock pot brats, slow cooker brats
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 329kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 8 brats use between 5-8 brats
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 12 oz. beer, your favorite can or bottle
  • 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.


  • Boiling the brats first will help eliminate some of the fat. 
  • Use whatever type of beer you have on hand for these crock pot beer brats.
  • The sauce is flexible: use a little bit more of one ingredient or a little bit less of another. This is a good way to use up ingredients you have on hand.
  • I love grilling these for a couple minutes right before serving to brown and crisp up the outside.
  • Be sure to cook the brats to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
  • Try serving these along side Buttermilk Mac and Cheese and Crock Pot Calico Beans.


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 1457mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 817IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg