If I am not drinking coffee or water, I am drinking beer. Any recipe using beer in the ingredients, I am all in. Cooking the brats in beer helps to infuse an extra layer of flavor to these tasty dogs.
Swap option: You may use regular hot dog buns if you can't find the split top ones, it will just make broiling more challenging.
- 8 uncooked brats
- 1 medium-large sweet onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 stick butter
- beer, to cover, about 3 to 4 cans
- 8 split top hot dog buns
- 1 pound extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 6 green onions, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
For the brats:
Place brats in Dutch oven with onions and butter. Cover brats with beer. Bring to boil and reduce to a simmer until brats are cooked, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove brats and set aside beer mixture.
Heat a medium-large skillet over medium-high heat. Place brats in hot skillet until golden-brown. Return to beer mixture until ready to serve or serve immediately after grilling.
For the cheese spread:
Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl until well combined and smooth.
Preheat broiler to medium-high heat.
Place each cooked brat in a split top bun. Top with generous amount of cheese spread. Broil until cheese spread is bubbling hot.