Beer-Glazed Brats and Beans

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Beer-Glazed Brats and Beans
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8
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Here's a handy recipe that makes a delicious sandwich and side dish all in one slow cooker. It needs 15 minutes of prep time and just a few hours to cook.
Sep 8, 2011


  • 2 cans (28 oz each) vegetarian beans in sauce or baked beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 vegetarian bratwurst
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup regular or nonalcoholic beer
  • 8 hot dog buns, toasted


  • 1
    Spray 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix beans and chili powder.
  • 2
    In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion in butter 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until very tender. Using tongs or slotted spoon, remove onion from skillet and place over beans in slow cooker; do not stir onion into beans.
  • 3
    Arrange bratwurst over onion. In small bowl, mix brown sugar, mustard, barbecue sauce and beer. Pour over bratwurst; do not stir.
  • 4
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours.
  • 5
    To serve, place bratwurst in each bun. Lift onion with tongs; arrange over bratwurst in buns. Serve beans as a side dish.

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