Hard Cider Braised ‘Beer’ Bratwurst

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In a large sauce pan or pot, melt bacon fat on medium heat and sweat shallots, peppers and jalapenos for about 2-3 minutes to release some flavor. Add sweated veggies and bratwurst to a crock pot alternating layers of veggies and brats.

Pour hard cider into crock pot until liquid just covers the bratwurst and veggie mixture. Cook on high for 3-4 hours.

Once you have finished slow cooking, remove brats ( be careful as they will have softened somewhat) and place them in a baking dish or other large container to cool. Transfer remaining liquid and veggies to a large pot and reduce by 3/4 on the stove at a medium-low heat, about 2 hours.

Once liquid has reduced, preheat grill to high heat and grill brats for 3-4 minutes per side to heat throughout and produce grill marks. Spoon reduced liquid and veggies over brats and enjoy!


  • 4lbs or 12 individual bratwurst
  • 1/2 green pepper sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper sliced
  • 1/2 orange pepper sliced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers sliced, seeds optional
  • 1 shallot sliced into half moon rings
  • 60 oz hard cider
  • bacon fat


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  1. posted by someone on August 20, 2012

    Honestly, didn’t like it all that.

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