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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Crockpot Beer Brats

I have a list of things to get done today - finish reading my book, go to the library to get Water For Elephants that they are holding for me, head to the post office, finish the laundry, and maybe, just maybe if there is time start working on my cookbook.

Yes, I found an online program that allows you to upload your pictures and recipes into a book.  Now, the problem is just finding time to work on it with two kids under the age of 2 underfoot.

And did I mention I go back to work next week?  Yeah, I'm fairly confident not much of it will get done.

But, enough of my to-do list and on to food.  My mom made this dish over the weekend while I was home.  You know how I love just throwing everything into a crockpot and walking away...this dish does just that.  I'm not sure if "brats" are as popular around the rest of the country as they are here in the Midwest.  We seem to devour them at every summer barbecue, they are just a staple along with the burger.

Crockpot Beer Brats
1 pkg. brats (4-6)
1 vidalia onion, sliced
1 can of beer

Forgive me for the blurry picture - it was the steam!

Shown about 3/4 done, onions are getting there!

Layer brats on the bottom of the crockpot, add in sliced onions (I think sliced green peppers could be a nice addition as well?), and pour in the can of beer.

Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until brats are done and onions have carmelized. Serve on your favorite bun with ketchup, mustard, sauerkraut, etc.

Do you eat brats in your neck of the woods?

Would you like to comment?

  1. We had beer brats last night for dinner! With some corn on the cob it was a great meal.

  2. Too many onions for me Ally, but I'll take the brats and beer! Love them, smothered in mustard and sauerkraut - need to buy some over the weekend to grill out. :D

  3. Yep, we eat those ... usually when camping!