One Pot Tailgating Brats

One Pot Tailgating Brats

I love a good brat, especially at a tailgate. But we can elevate the flavor beyond just cooking them on the grill. Simmering them in a beer bath with peppers, onions and brown sugar will make them bratbests, instead of bratwursts. Corny?  Maybe. But true? Absolutely.

Sam the Cooking Guy


One Pot Tailgating Brats Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

One Pot Tailgating Brats Recipe


3 tablespoons butter

1 white onion, thinly sliced

1 green pepper de-seeded and sliced thin

2 bottles of dark beer

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 tablespoon fresh ground pepper

6 pack of cooked bratwurst

6 Sliced sandwich rolls

Mustard, for serving


  1. In large throw away foil pan (if you are doing this on a grill) add onion, green pepper and butter.
  2. Cook over medium heat until veggies soften.
  3. Next add beer, sugar, vinegar and pepper to pan and mix well.
  4. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Add brats, heat through completely.
  6. When brats are ready, throw them on the grill for some color.
  7. Toast buns, top with a brat and some of the onions and peppers.
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Sam Zien

is host of the TV show Sam the Cooking Guy, author of 3 cookbooks and a frequent guest in the Today Show kitchen. He’s also and proud of his “big in taste but small in effort” cooking style — “food that anyone can make,” he likes to say.

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