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3.17 from 6 votes

Smoked Beer Brats with Caramelized Onion

Stuff these smoked brats into a fluffy bun and top them with a generous helping of caramelized onions and a drizzle of sauce for the perfect summer sandwich.


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 medium white onions, sliced
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 cans Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer


  • In large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the onions, stirring until they're tender and clear.
  • Stir in the brown sugar until dissolved. 
  • Reduce the heat to low, and add the brats to the pan. Pour in the beer and cover the pan.
  • Continue cooking the covered brats for 25-30 minutes, allowing the beer to cook down and the onions to caramelize. 
  • Transfer the brats to a smoker safe dish (leave the onion in the skillet, and set aside). Using hickory chips, smoke the brats for an additional 1-2 hours at 225 degrees.
  • Stuff the brats into your favorite buns. Serve them topped with warmed caramelized onions.