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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 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for Tailgating This is a great recipe for tailgating. Very tasty and easy to make. Everyone loved it and wants me to grill these again
Date published: 2023-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Ever Absolutely delicious. I'm glad my son said me cooking because everyone said it was from a restaurant. Easy, simple instructions to follow. I had no problem at all and everyone loved them. I will be cooking then again soon
Date published: 2023-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yummy very good recipe for you and your family and friends! definitely recommend it as the flavors are very complimentary to each other!
Date published: 2023-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Burgers with a spicy slaw I love the kick of the vurgers and the cole slaw has an extra kick to it,it's not your usual cole slaw.
Date published: 2023-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The yummiest burger ever Now that a good burger u have to the best burger if u like a little spice
Date published: 2023-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features, Looks delicious This is something that'd i'd try not too spicky, not too bland
Date published: 2023-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious! Really good quick easy recipe. Perfect size for little hands too so my daughter loves them!
Date published: 2023-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious We tried this and it’s absolutely delicious. I wanted more & more but soon it was all gone. We can’t wait to try this yummy meal again.
Date published: 2023-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bratty Brat Nice bratwurst burgers, ground meat, tasty slay and maybe some barbeque sauce
Date published: 2023-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Brats Not much of a brats person BUT this was amazing ... the slaw is a GET IT
Date published: 2023-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicous! Easy to prepare. The spicy kick is perfect. I don't think I'll ever eat brats any other way again. These were juicy and full of smokey goodness.
Date published: 2023-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kid's favorite I have five grown sons and they lovel braut burgers.
Date published: 2023-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Burgers We absolutely loved the brat burgers grilled them omg they was awesome!!!! Just talking about it we are gonna grill more tonight!!
Date published: 2023-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique Burgers. 😊 The brat burger is tasty - that is for sure. However, I discovered that it is more of an adult food than for kids. My children didn't like them - although I ate two with no trouble what-so-ever.😉
Date published: 2023-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good and Different This was a great change from regular hamburgers... I especially liked using beer as an ingredient. TASTY!
Date published: 2023-05-28
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