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Jalapeno Beer Brats

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These Jalapeno Beer Brats are served on a bun with caramelized onions, sauerkraut and melted swiss cheese plus lots of jalapeno pepper slices. I don’t think brats ever tasted so good.

Jalapeno Beer Brats


The best thing about these brats is they already have the beer flavor in the brats. I used Johnsonville® Brats Beer ‘n Bratwurst®. With these brats, you can have the flavor of beer without having to simmer them in beer before you grill them. I love that because it cuts out a whole step for me.

And what’s even better than that?

You can save all your beer for drinking.  🙂

Jalapeno Beer Brats


I grill every chance I get during the spring and summer. I love how easy it makes clean-up. Brats are one of my favorite things to grill.

Especially Johnsonville® Brats. They are so juicy with tons of flavor and are always a fan favorite.

Jalapeno Beer Brats


Johnsonville® Brats come in lots of different flavors including Cheddar, Chipotle & Monterey Jack, and Hot ‘n Spicy.

Jalapeno Beer Brats


When grilling Brats, be sure the heat isn’t too high. Too much heat and they will burst open and lose all their juice. I like to cook mine on medium-low for a good 20 minutes.

Jalapeno Beer Brats


To go with the brats, I sauteed some sweet onions until golden. They take about the same amount of time that the brats take to grill.

To serve the brats, I stuffed the buns with sauerkraut and then covered the brats with swiss cheese, caramelized onions, and jalapeno slices.

Talk about good.  🙂

Jalapeno Beer Brats

Learn more about Johnsonville® Brats plus lots of tasty brat recipes at Johnsonville.com.

Jalapeno Beer Brats

Jalapeno Beer Brats

Jalapeno Beer Brats are covered in caramelized onions, sauerkraut, melted swiss cheese, plus lots of jalapeno peppers.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
TOTAL: 30 minutes
SERVINGS: 5 brats


  • 1 (19-ounce) package Johnsonville® Brats
  • 2 medium sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, drained well
  • 5 slices swiss cheese
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced or 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices, drained
  • 5 buns
  • mustard


  • Preheat grill to medium-low. Grill brats, turning occasionally, for about 20 minutes. (Meat should reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees.)
  • While brats grill, heat oil and butter over medium heat in a nonstick pan. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally until golden brown.
  • Line the bottom of each bun with sauerkraut.
  • Place a brat in each bun and top with onions, cheese, and jalapenos.
  • Top with mustard if desired.
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Course

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10 thoughts on “Jalapeno Beer Brats”

  1. These look awesome! Have you tried using pepperjack? I have a hunch they would go together perfectly…

  2. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Oh my gawsh, Christin, these brats look AMAZING! I am obsessed with all things jalapenos, so these bad boys are totally calling my name! These look plump and packed with flavor! Seriously, I want to reach through my screen and scarf a few of these down! Pinned! Cheers, friend!

  3. I’m probably weird, but I’ve liked sauerkraut since I was a kid. A brat with jalapeños and sauerkraut sounds wonderful. You’re making me hungry and it’s lunch! A bagel isn’t going to satisfy me now. ?

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever had a beer brat and now I really want one! Those onions, jalapenos, and melted cheese — these are seriously amazing!

  5. Ashley@CookNourishBliss

    My husband would go nutssss for these! He adores brats and with all those awesome toppings??

  6. Ashley - The Recipe Rebel

    oh I am SO ready for summer grilling! We got a taste but now it’s cold and rainy 🙁 Hopefully soon we’ll be back at it! These will definitely have to go on the list!

  7. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Beer brats are the best, especially during the summer! These look amazing, Christin! I’m in love with that melty cheese and touch of spice!

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