Honey Mustard Beer Brats

Honey Mustard Beer Brats

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"This recipe is very easy and makes delicious bratwurst. My guests always ask for these during football season. You won't be able to get enough onions and peppers in the slow cooker because every time we make them, we run out! This recipe is for 10. If you have a very large slow cooker, you can get 15 in, but most can only hold 10 (you may need another slow cooker if making more)."
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5 h 15 m servings 787 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 787 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 32.2 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs:
  • 96.6g
  • 31%
  • Protein:
  • 23.7 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 2022 mg
  • 81%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place half of the bratwurst in the bottom of a 5 quart slow cooker. Arrange half of the green pepper, red pepper, and onion over them. Layer the remaining bratwurst over the top, and top with the remaining red and green bell peppers and onion. Throw in the garlic and bay leaves. In a separate bowl, mix together HALF of the honey mustard sauce, liquid smoke and beer. Pour 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.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate. Remove bratwurst from the slow cooker, but leave onions and peppers inside. Place bratwurst on the grill and baste with some of the remaining honey mustard sauce. Turn occasionally until slightly charred.
  3. Place bratwurst on rolls, and use tongs to pull out a few of the onions and peppers from the slow cooker and drape them over the sausage. The onions and peppers are very tasty so don't forget this part!


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.


  1. 86 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I subitted this recipe. It will take a lot more than 12 oz of beer. I usually end up with at least 4 beers to cover. Not sure why it was changed to 12 oz.

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These were alright. They were fast and easy to make in my crockpot. They weren't anything special though so I'm not sure if id make them again. The brauts were so tender from cooking that it was...

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I subitted this recipe. It will take a lot more than 12 oz of beer. I usually end up with at least 4 beers to cover. Not sure why it was changed to 12 oz.

Being raised with two very German parents, I was forced to eat bratwurst quite often. I really disliked it, so now I never go near it, BUT, my Scottish hubby and my kids all love the stuff, ther...

This is one of the best brat recipes I've come across. Everyone who I served this recipe to loved it. The brats come out so tender! I cook this on low in the crockpot for approx. 7 hours instead...

yum, yum, yum!!!!! I made this for the folks at work for a German themed meal. They LOVED it! I could not locate any honey mustard bbq sauce, so I just purchased honey bbq and added a little sp...

Pretty good. We have 3'foot snow drifts, so we couldn't grill outside. Instead, I pan grilled the brats on the stove before putting them in the crock pot. I used nearly 4, 12 oz cans of bear and...

I thought these turned out really good. What I liked most was how easy it was to make. The addition of the bbq sauce was great. The house did smell good while it was cooking. I also skipped ...

These are the best brats! We normally par-boil our brats in beer and then grill them. But if we have the time, this is what we do now! They are so tender and yummy! I make them in our Nesco c...

Excellent bratwurst! I must admit, I was a bit skeptical at first. Brats in the slow cooker???? Boy was I wrong!!! Slow cooking makes them fork tender (and deelicious!). Made half the recipe so ...

These are awesome! We like to eat our food spicey, so I added jalapeno and hungarian hot peppers to the mix. Guests always rave!

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