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Smoked brats with spicy beer onions and pickled mustard seeds.

Smoked Brats with Spicy Beer Onions

Get ready for bold, rich, savory flavors and the juiciest of bites that Smoked Brats with Spicy Beer Onions brings to the party.

  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: About 6-8 1x


  • 6 bratwurst, uncooked
  • 6 sausage buns

Spicy Beer Onions

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 large white onions, cut into thin slices
  • 2 jalapenos, cored and sliced thin
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, more to taste
  • 1 cup beer (Amber or dark recommended)


  1. Warm the buns by either setting them in the smoker for a few minutes or toasting them on the grill grates. Assemble with the brats, mustard, and caramelized veggies. Crack open a cold beer.


  • Slice the jalapenos in half and remove the core for a milder heat. From there, slice the peppers along their length to create a uniform shape to the onions.
  • The beer onions can be prepared ahead of time, even the day before. Slowly caramelizing the onions and jalapenos will add a huge depth of flavor, and should not be rushed.
  • Smoked bratwurst can be prepared and stored in the fridge or freezer. Vacuum-sealing the bratwurst will allow them to be retain their highest quality for up to 3 months in the freezer.
  • Author: Brad Prose
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Smoking
  • Cuisine: Dinner, Lunch, Tailgating

Keywords: smoked brats, smoked bratwurst, smoked sausage, Oktoberfest recipes, beer onions, beer braised onions

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