Quick and Easy Beer Bratwurst (With Variations)

Quick and Easy Beer Bratwurst (With Variations)

Use four simple ingredients and this easy method to make the best bratwurst and onions for the Super Bowl, tailgate parties, or any fun event.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a large Dutch oven, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil or butter.
  3. Step 3

    Brown the bratwurst until they're a deep golden brown. Do not puncture the sausages or they will become dry. Remove to a platter.
  4. Step 4

    To the drippings, add the remaining teaspoon of olive oil or butter and the sweet onion rings. Toss the onions to coat them with the oil.
  5. Step 5

    Cook, stirring often until onions are limp and golden, but not brown.
  6. Step 6

    Return the bratwurst to the onions and add the beer.
  7. Step 7

    Cook over medium heat, turning midway through until the beer has cooked down to a syrup—about 12 to 15 minutes.
  8. Step 8

    Bratwurst may be served on buns with the onions or as an entrée.