Slow Cooker Beer Bratwurst with Onions and Peppers
Slow Cooker Beer Bratwurst with Onions and Peppers is the perfect, easy cookout meal to feed a crowd. Brats are slow cooked in German beer along with onions and peppers, then piled onto a bun – yep, that easy. It’s the perfect time for beer brats because it’s football time and Oktoberfest season!
What is better than cooking bratwurst in the slow cooker? Cooking them in the slow cooker with beer! In addition, you simply must have onions and peppers cooked in the slow cooker with the sausages to complete the truly perfect sandwich.
These sandwiches are perfect for football game watching or entertaining because you can keep them warm until everyone is ready to eat. Just set out the buns and condiments, then you can sit back and relax. They’re like the equivalent of German hot dogs.
This bratwurst recipe is perfect for Oktoberfest feasting. I recently added another recipe that is perfect for Oktoberfest, German Beer Sausage and Potatoes. It’s really some of the most delicious comfort food.
I could live on sausages. I love all types from hot dogs to brats and of course, British bangers. I recently added another recipe that is perfect for Oktoberfest, German Beer Sausage and Potatoes. The most delicious comfort food.
Bratwurst in the slow cooker, tip
When you add all the ingredients to the slow cooker, it will look like there are too many onions and peppers, but they will cook down a lot so don’t worry.
Bratwurst serving suggestion
Since beer brats are a very German dish cooked in German beer, why not go all out and add sauerkraut? This is the way to eat these!
Bratwurst without beer
If you don’t want to cook them in beer, you can substitute beef broth or stock.
This recipe is for 4 people, but it’s easy to double or triple the recipe. Just make sure you have a slow cooker big enough, or borrow a second one for the day.
Cooking bratwurst in a pan
If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can slowly simmer them in the beer (or broth) in a large pan.