You don’t have to wait for the right weather conditions to make flavorful bratwurst and onions. If you’ve got a pan—we’ve got a plan for whipping up this recipe any night of the week. 

Bratwurst and Onions Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 sliced yellow or sweet yellow onions
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 bratwurst sausages
  • 1 12-ounce bottle of your favorite beer 
  • 6 buns


In a large skillet, turn your burner to low-to-medium heat. Add your butter and allow to slowly melt in the pan. Once the butter has melted completely, toss in those sliced onions. Turn your heat up a bit to medium-to-high and add those caraway seeds. Once your onions have slightly browned, place your bratwurst in the pan. Add your beer and bring it to a rolling boil for approximately two minutes. Reduce the heat, cover and allow to simmer at low temps for around 30 minutes. 

Remove from heat, set the brats aside, drain the pan and put the brats back in the pan with a tablespoon of butter. Allow the brats to sear and brown on each side for approximately 2 minutes on each side. Serve in a toasted bun with those sauteed onions and brown mustard.