Bacon Wrapped Beer Brats

It’s the first full week of January so obviously everyone is all NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION DIET! And I’m over here like THE SUPER BOWL IS COMING. While it has yet to be determined if my Hawks are going to be in the big game, these Bacon Wrapped Beer Brats are definitely going to be on our super bowl menu.

Prior to making these Bacon Wrapped Beer Brats, I had never cooked brats in a slow cooker before. It’s always been on the grill. Grilled brats are great. They get that nice char on the outside. But guys, slow cooked brats are AHmazing. So tender. So juicy.

For these Bacon Wrapped Beer Brats, things couldn’t get much easier. Simply slow cook the brats in a slow cooker along with some onion, beef broth and light beer for about 6 hours. Next, comes the trickiest part: wrap the perfectly cooked brats in bacon. I say trickiest because I had a hard time getting the bacon to stay wrapped around the brats the first time I made these. My suggestion is to just wrap the bacon as tightly as you can with the two ends of the bacon on the side of the brat you are going to cook first. That way it sticks when you turn them over to cook the other side.

Bacon Wrapped Beer Brats

My other tip? Save the onions. The onions are slow cooking in that same beery, porky deliciousness that the brats are so they are pretty awesome too. Because I like my onions nice and caramelized I added them to the pan with the brats. If you like them a little less crispy just scoop them right out of the slow cooker on top of the brats.

Finally, when it comes to toppings I kept it pretty simple with sauerkraut and whole grain mustard. If you like things a little spicier, go with a sweet hot mustard.

Either way, these Bacon Wrapped Beer Brats are the perfect way to root for your favorite team. Which is the Seahawks right?! ;)

Bacon Wrapped Beer Brats

Bacon Wrapped Beer Brats Recipe

Makes 5 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 5 bratwurst sausage links
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 (12 ounce) can light beer
  • 5 slices center cut bacon
  • hot dog buns
  • sauerkraut
  • whole grain mustard

Instructions

1

Place onion on bottom of slow cooker. Place sausage links on top. Pour in beef broth and beer. Cover and cook on low for 5 - 6 hours.

2

Remove bratwurst from slow cooker and allow to cool just enough so you can handle them. Wrap the bacon around the bratwurst. Place in a skillet. Use a slotted spoon to remove the onions from the slow cooker. Add onions to the skillet.

3

Cook the bacon wrapped brats and onions over medium heat , stirring occasionally, until bacon is cooked through and crisp, 3 - 4 minutes.

4

Place a brat in a hot dog bun top with caramelized onions, sauerkraut and mustard.

Notes

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Nutmeg Nanny
    January 7, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Bacon wrapped anything has my 100% approval….haha :)

  • Reply
    Carrie R
    January 7, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Oh, these sound delicious! The beer, the bacon, the brats! :) And this one earns bonus points for being a slow cooker recipe.

  • Reply
    Renee Goerger
    January 7, 2016 at 5:26 am

    You’ve made brats in beer even better! My husband thanks you (and so do I)!
    Renee – Kudos Kitchen

  • Reply
    Heather Cheney
    January 7, 2016 at 12:57 am

    My hubby would inhale this!

  • Reply
    Megan Keno
    January 6, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    I would be ALL over these– bacon wrapped anything is the key to my heart! Perfect for Football Sunday!

  • Reply
    Serene @ House Of Yumm
    January 6, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Yes!! Who needs new years healthy recipes right?! I’m loving this recipe!

  • Reply
    Beth B
    January 6, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    OH MAN!!! This is 100% dude food :)