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How to Grill Brats to Perfection

There are few ways to make a summer afternoon more enjoyable than a cookout hosted by someone who knows how to grill brats to perfection. These tips will help you host your next cookout like a pro!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 416kcal


  • 5 brats
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 5 buns
  • onions for serving
  • sauerkraut for serving
  • condiments as desired


  • Light charcoal and spread it evenly across one-half of the grill. If using propane, light burners only on one side of the grill.
  • Oil grates with paper towel soaked in vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
  • Place brats on grates directly over charcoal and grill on each side until browned. If the casing bursts or burns move brats further from the coals to reduce cooking temperature.
  • Cook brats for 15-20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Cooked brats are firm to the touch.
  • Keep brats warm in a Brat Bath until ready to serve.
  • Serve on buns with onions, sauerkraut, and brat sauce.


You will want to keep your brats warm in this Beer Brat Bath.
Make sure you make a batch of my Brat Sauce to serve as the perfect condiment for your brats!


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 850mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 11mg