Bratwursts are a backyard barbecue and party staple. These delicious recipes provide both classic and refreshing ways to garnish bratwurst using sauerkraut, gooseberry ketchup, wilted cabbage, mango relish, and seasoned onions.

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Grilled Brats with Hot Mustard Onion Relish

The Food Channel

These brats get their robust flavor from marinating in beer overnight and then nestling in onions and beer after grilling.

Milwaukee Brats with Smoky Stadium Sauce

The Food Channel

Milwaukee-style grilled brats with sauerkraut, brown mustard and a good dousing of the Smoky Stadium Sauce.

Brats with Gooseberry Catsup

Better Homes and Gardens

Brats and Beer

Better Homes and Gardens

Beer and bratwurst are the usual fare at local events in Germany, and the tradition is now an American crowd-pleaser too!

Mustardy Brats with Sauerkraut

Better Homes and Gardens

A sweet yet tart sauerkraut relish tops these spicy grilled brats.

Beer and Kraut Brats


You can enjoy the flavors of Oktoberfest any time of year with this hearty bratwurst dish that cooks quickly on top of the stove.

Total: 35 mins

3 Things to Make With...Bratwurst

When you find a good deal at your grocery store, it's smart to stock up -- but it can be a challenge to find new, tasty ways to use up all those good bargains. Each week, we bring you three original (often surprising!) recipes that feature the types of ingredients you're likely to find on sale.

Loaded Bratwurst Stew: Dinner for $10

Slow-cook stews have got to be the perfect fall comfort food. Whether you've spent the day apple picking or rooting for your hometown football team, what's better than to come home after a day spent outside in the crisp autumn air and to be greeted by the savory warm aroma of a hearty stew that's been simmering all day in the kitchen? This Loaded Bratwurst Stew is as easy as they come -- nothing needs to be precooked.

Brats! Brats! Get Your Grilled Bratwurst Here!

There's a big difference between a food that can be grilled and a food that's meant to be grilled. Take bratwurst: this sausage is tasty regardless of the preparation, but when grilled, bratwurst really reaches its full flavor potential. The skin becomes deliciously crisp while the interior stays juicy and succulent.

Bratwurst with Onions

Better Homes and Gardens

The slow-grilled, slightly smoky flavor will make these the best brats at the summer barbecue.

Sausage Links with Pineapple

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 46 mins

Bavarian Bratwurst

Family Circle

Cooking the bratwurst in beer before grilling tenderizes the casings and ups the flavor value.

Beer-Braised Brats

Midwest Living

Grill the bratwurst, then simmer them in a sweet and tangy beer sauce. When you're ready for dinner, put the brats in a bun and top with the pickles and cranberry relish.

Beer-Braised Brats

Better Homes and Gardens

Cooking brats in beer before grilling adds flavor and keeps them from burning on the outside before they're cooked on the inside. They're great for a backyard barbecue.

Smoked Cheddar and Jalapeno-Stuffed Brats

Better Homes and Gardens

Slice each brat before grilling to allow for more space to hold the spicy cheese sauce stuffing.

Chicken Bratwurst and Onions with Broccoli Slaw Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Take the stress out of your next tailgate by preparing the sausages in your slow cooker rather than on the grill.

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