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Brat Burgers with Spicy Beer Slaw

Mouthwatering bratwurst topped with a spicy slaw and, of course, your favorite beer.

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Cooking for 10 people


  • 10 fresh bratwurst sausages
  • 10 small hamburger buns or large slider buns
  • 4 cup green cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced

Slaw Seasoning

  • 0.5 cup yellow mustard
  • 0.25 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 0.25 cup beer
  • 0.25 cup ketchup
  • 0.25 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. hot sauce
  • 0.5 tsp. garlic salt
  • 0.25 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 Food Prep

In a large bowl, add the cabbage together with the onion and bell pepper.

Then, in a small saucepan, combine your slaw seasoning ingredients.

Over a medium heat, bring the mixture just to a boil. Pour the sauce over the cabbage and toss until well coated. Chill covered for at least 4 hours, overnight is best.

Just before grilling, remove the bratwurst from its casings and form small patties.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets

Method: Direct-Heat Grilling

Temp: 400°F (Medium Heat)

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Place your patties on the grate and cook them for 3 to 5 minutes per side until an internal temperature of 160°F is reached.

  • Lightly toast your buns by placing them over direct heat with the grill lid open. Cook them for 30 seconds or until the face is light brown and toasted.

  • Top each of your toasted buns with a burger and slaw then serve.

Recipe created by World Champion Pitmaster, Chris Lilly on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

20 Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Dish Very tasty and easy to make for a family grill day.
Date published: 2023-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great taste Great taste and very juicy really easy to prepare.
Date published: 2023-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brat burgers with spicy slaw I tried this last week! So easy and so tasty!! The flavor is on point
Date published: 2023-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slaw Burger Made this for my family, they loved it so much we had none left. Planon making it for memorial day.
Date published: 2023-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New family favorite! Tried this recipe this week and the entire family loved it! This recipe will definitely become one of our go to and perfect for summer nights!
Date published: 2023-05-26
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