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Grilled Seasoned Bratwurst

Whether you're hosting a picnic at home or at a park, cook these bratwurst on the stovetop first. Then you can quickly brown them on the grill. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 8 uncooked bratwurst links
  • 3 cans (12 ounces each) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seed
  • 8 bratwurst sandwich buns, split


  • Place bratwurst in a Dutch oven; add the beer, onion and fennel. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Drain and discard beer mixture.
  • Grill bratwurst, covered, over indirect medium heat for 7-8 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally. Serve on buns.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts: 1 bratwurst equals 533 calories, 27 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 825 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.

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  • MamaMeese
    Sep 2, 2019

    I used Yuengling and it was the perfect base for these brats. The fennel and onion added just the right flavor. Delicious!

  • grandmascooking22
    Jul 30, 2019

    Beer and fennel gave a nice flavor to the brats.

  • Susan
    Sep 7, 2017

    This was how my family has made them for generations , only don't waste that beer broth. Put the bratwurst back in and leave on low heat, keeps them hot and juicy. Yummy!

  • Candy Foulke
    Aug 7, 2010

    Yummy!!!! I also added some sliced onion and peppers to the grill and added them to the brats when they were done. I served them with cole slaw and homemade mac and cheese and we ate them outside. Made an excellent and quick supper and I will definitely make them again....

  • Careaga
    Jul 4, 2010

    This was on our holiday menu and they turned out delicious. Will be making this many more times.

  • lubasue
    Apr 9, 2008

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