Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Crock Pot Beer Brats

Yesterday it was too hot to cook, even for the grill. It would have been cruel and unusual punishment to make the hubby stand outside in this heat and humidity.  So the crock pot it was, even for brats.

This was our first experience using the slow cook method for brats. But it worked pretty well. I loved being able to leave dinner to cook all day and not have to worry about any prep work. For more of an authentic grill look, you could definitely brown them a bit before or after cooking, in a skillet or indoor grill pan.

Since I have onion haters in my family, I left those out. Otherwise, they would be a great flavor enhancer to the dish. Same with sauerkraut.

Oh and do you see that bright colored piece of sweet corn on my plate? Yeah, it's a pretty big deal around these parts. I think we all look forward to those first ears of corn, fresh from the farm. I'll be busy soon adding some bags of corn fresh off the cob to our freezer. It's what summer is all about!

Crock Pot Beer Brats

8 fresh brats
12 oz. beer of your choice
Buns, to serve on
Desired toppings

Place brats in crock pot and pour beer over top. Cover and let cook on low for 5-6 hours.

Remove brats from crock pot and place onto a large plate. Serve on buns with desired toppings.

Ideas for side dishes to serve alongside:
Grilled veggies
Kale-broccoli slaw
Potato salad
Twice-baked potatoes

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