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.
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?! ;)
JanetAugust 31, 2022 at 2:55 pm
Do you have to make these in a slow cooker
DesereeAugust 31, 2022 at 9:13 pm
I have never tried them any other way so I can’t say for certain. That being said, I don’t see why they couldn’t be simmered in a dutch oven. I would cook on low until they are cooked through.
Nutmeg NannyJanuary 7, 2016 at 6:45 pm
Bacon wrapped anything has my 100% approval….haha :)
Carrie RJanuary 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.
Renee GoergerJanuary 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
Heather CheneyJanuary 7, 2016 at 12:57 am
My hubby would inhale this!
Megan KenoJanuary 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!
Serene @ House Of YummJanuary 6, 2016 at 7:10 pm
Yes!! Who needs new years healthy recipes right?! I’m loving this recipe!
Beth BJanuary 6, 2016 at 1:18 pm
OH MAN!!! This is 100% dude food :)