Beer Brats
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5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Beer Brats

Whether it's game day or just weeknight eating, these Slow Cooker Beer Brats are always a winner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beer Brats
Servings: 12
Calories: 462kcal
Author: Sarah Olson



  • 28 oz. smoked bratwursts (two-14-oz. packages)
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 large white onion sliced
  • 2 bell peppers sliced
  • 1 tsp. garlic minced
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 12 oz. beer
  • 12 buns


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat add the oil to cover the bottom.
  • Once hot, brown the brats on all sides, this will need to be done in batches.
  • While the brats are browning add the onion, bell peppers, garlic, and black pepper to the slow cooker.
  • Place the browned brats on top of the onion and peppers.
  • Pour in the beer.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours.
  • Serve the brats, onions, and bell peppers in buns; top with mustard if desired.
  • Enjoy!


What can I use instead of beer in this recipe?
  • 15 oz. can chicken broth
  • Extra garlic to enhance the flavor


Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 917mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 621IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 3mg