Beer hot dogs

    5 hours 15 min

    These hot dogs take a little while to make, but the results are really worth it. Bratwurst sausages, peppers and onion are cooked with a beer and honey mustard sauce in a slow cooker. The sausages are then grilled on the barbecue and served in soft rolls.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 10 fresh bratwurst sausages
    • 1 green pepper, sliced into long strips
    • 1 red pepper, sliced into long strips
    • 1 large red onion, sliced into rings and separated
    • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavouring
    • 500g honey mustard sauce
    • 350ml beer or as needed
    • 10 sub rolls, split lengthways

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5hr  ›  Ready in:5hr15min 

    1. Place half of the bratwurst in the bottom of a 5 litre slow cooker. Arrange half of the green pepper, red pepper and onion over them. Layer the remaining bratwurst over the top and top with the remaining red and green peppers and onion. Throw in the garlic and bay leaves. In a separate bowl, mix together half of the honey mustard sauce, liquid smoke and beer. Pour into the slow cooker. Add more beer if necessary to cover everything in the pot. Cover and cook on Low for 4 to 5 hours.
    2. Preheat barbecue for high heat and lightly oil cooking grate. Remove bratwurst from the slow cooker, but leave onions and peppers inside. Place bratwurst on the barbecue and baste with some of the remaining honey mustard sauce. Turn occasionally until slightly charred.
    3. Place bratwurst on rolls and use tongs to pull out a few of the onions and peppers from the slow cooker and drape them over the sausage. The onions and peppers are very tasty so don't forget this part!

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    Reviews in English (97)


    Great, simple recipe, could really taste the beer- a big hit with everyone!  -  25 Sep 2011


    I subitted this recipe. It will take a lot more than 12 oz of beer. I usually end up with at least 4 beers to cover. Not sure why it was changed to 12 oz.  -  01 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Being raised with two very German parents, I was forced to eat bratwurst quite often. I really disliked it, so now I never go near it, BUT, my Scottish hubby and my kids all love the stuff, therefore, I make it several times a year. Even if I don't like what I'm making, I always taste before serving and I must admit that this was really delicious!! I did the opposite of what the recipe stated; instead of grilling the sausage after coming out of the slow cooker, I grilled the brats before. I used a lot of peppers and added more beer. The sauce was very tastey and the bratwurst was amazingly tender and REALLY flavorful. The family loved this recipe and I thank you!  -  21 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)