Hearty Slow Cooker Beer-Infused Brats

Hearty Slow Cooker Beer-Infused Brats are a flavorful and easy-to-make dish that’s perfect for gatherings or game day parties. Here’s a simple recipe to make them:


  • 6 to 8 bratwurst sausages
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer (such as lager or ale)
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hoagie rolls or bratwurst buns, for serving
  • Mustard, sauerkraut, and sliced onions, for topping (optional)


  1. In a large skillet, heat a little oil over medium-high heat. Brown the bratwurst sausages on all sides, about 5 minutes. This step helps seal in the flavor and gives the sausages a nice color.
  2. Transfer the browned bratwurst sausages to the slow cooker.
  3. In the same skillet, add sliced onions and minced garlic. Sauté until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Deglaze the skillet with beer, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Pour the beer mixture into the slow cooker over the bratwurst sausages.
  5. Add chicken or beef broth, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, and caraway seeds (if using) to the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours or on high heat for 3 to 4 hours, until the bratwurst sausages are cooked through and tender.
  8. Once the bratwurst sausages are cooked, you can serve them immediately or keep them warm in the slow cooker until ready to serve.
  9. Serve the beer-infused brats in hoagie rolls or bratwurst buns. Optionally, top with mustard, sauerkraut, and sliced onions for extra flavor.
  10. Enjoy your hearty slow cooker beer-infused brats with your favorite sides, such as potato salad, coleslaw, or roasted vegetables.

This recipe is sure to be a hit with family and friends, and the slow cooker makes it incredibly convenient for entertaining. Cheers to delicious, hearty meals!

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