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How To Cook Brats Indoors

  • Author: Bobby



Recipe 1: Oven-Baked Bratwurst (5 Servings)

  • 5 uncooked bratwursts

Recipe 2: Stovetop-cooked Brats (5 Servings)

  • 10 small brats (about 2.7 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 cup of beer
  • fine sea salt and black pepper


Recipe 1: Oven-Baked Bratwurst (5 Servings)

  1. Adjust your oven’s temperature to 400 degrees F and leave it to heat up. Make sure the oven rack is positioned in the middle of the oven.
  2. Using tin foil, cover your baking sheet. (You can also use a casserole dish or a baking pan.)
  3. Arrange the bratwursts on the sheet pan with plenty of room between them.
  4. Bake the bratwurst for 10 minutes on one side.
  5. Cook for another 5 to 7 minutes on the second side of the brats (until browned).
  6. Note: If your plan is to cook your brats in a skillet with other vegetables, they’ll take about 20 to 25 minutes. The bratwursts take only 15 minutes to cook when cooked alone.

Recipe 2: Stovetop-cooked Brats (5 Servings)

  1. Quarter and slice the onion quarters.
  2. Allow a large, heavy-bottomed skillet (preferably cast-iron skillet) to heat up on the stove. Pour in the oil. Sear the brats for about 3 minutes on medium-high heat, then flip with tongs and cook for a further 3 minutes.
  3. Between the sausages, add the onions and cook them for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden.
  4. Turn your sausages again, pour in the beer, cover the sausages, then cook them for about 10 minutes on low heat, flipping halfway through. The temperature should be 160 degrees Fahrenheit on the inside of the brats. Assuming you have no meat thermometer, simply split one sausage in half and check to see if it’s done.
  5. Take the brats off the stove, season them to taste with salt and pepper, and simmer the sauce for 2 minutes. Put the sausages back into the pan and combine them with the sauce.
  6. Serve right away.

These two recipes describe the different ways by which you can cook bratwursts indoors, without using a grill. Both cooking methods deliver awesome-tasting results, so feel free to try either one of them next time you have a bratwurst craving.

If you’re in need of more ideas on how to cook brats indoors, check out this video recipe.