Five seared bratwursts stuffed with bacon and cheese in a cast iron skillet.

Cheddar Bacon Beer Brats

Cheddar Bacon Beer Brats are great whether served in a bun with your favorite chips or as the entree with all your favorite side dishes.

Five seared bratwursts stuffed with bacon and cheese in a cast iron skillet.
Off center view of browned brats in a cast iron pan.

Cheddar Bacon Beer Brats

Cheddar Bacon Beer Brats are great whether served in a bun with your favorite chips or as the entree with all your favorite side dishes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheddar Bacon Beer Brats
Servings: 5
Calories: 506kcal

Equipment

  • 4 qt. Dutch Oven
  • 12-inch cast iron skillet

Ingredients

  • 5 cheddar bacon bratwursts
  • 24 oz dark ale/beer
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp whole peppercorns

Optional items for serving

  • 5 bratwurst buns
  • 8 oz onions (1 small) half-moon sliced
  • ¼ cup yellow mustard

Instructions

  • Add the beer, garlic, salt, onion, and whole peppercorns to a Dutch oven; bring to a boil.
  • Add the bratwursts.
  • Boil for 30 minutes; remove and set aside. (see notes)
  • Heat the skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the brats to the hot skillet and sear on all sides.
  • Serve in a bun topped with onions and yellow mustard, or your favorite side dishes.

Notes

A 3, 4, or 5 quart Dutch oven will work. 
Additionally, the liquid can be drained and the brats seared right in the Dutch oven instead of a skillet.

Nutrition

Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 1528mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 3mg

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