Slow-Cooked Brats in Beer

  • 10 fresh bratwurst sausages
  • 2 large sweet onions, sliced into rings and separated
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle beer, or as needed

Place half of the bratwurst in the bottom of a 5 quart slow cooker. Arrange half of the onions over them. Layer the remaining bratwurst over the top, and top with the remaining onions. Throw in the garlic and bay leaves. Pour the beer into the slow cooker. Add more beer if necessary to cover everything in the pot. Cover, and cook on Low for 4 to 5 hours.

You can either serve the brats as is, or grill them for a few minutes to add texture before serving. Either way, make sure you include the slow-cooked onions and garlic alongside other condiments and fillings for your brat buns!

  • Yields: 6-8 servings
  • Preparation Time: 5 hours