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Beer-Boiled Brats

So easy and everyone's favorite!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, German
Keyword: BBQ, Easy, Fast, Holiday
Servings: 5 People
Author: Emily ~ Garlic & Olive Oil


  • 2 packages Bratwursts 10 brats
  • 1-2 Beers
  • Water


  • Put the bratwursts into a medium to large pot.
  • Pour 1 - 1 ½ beers in the pot (you can drink the rest).
  • Add water to cover all the brats by at least 1 inch.
  • Bring to a boil then immediately reduce to a simmer.
  • Continue at a very low simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • (After 20 minutes, I will often turn off the burner and leave the brats in the hot pot until I'm ready to grill. I don't leave them on there for more than 30 minutes though.) Have the grill ready to go and get them nice and crispy.


Put them on a bun or eat them plain, but serve them hot with mustard on the side.  Serve with corn on the cob, watermelon and any of your other favorite summer staples.