It’s Crockpot Beer Brats and dogs Slow Cooker Sunday! Cooking hot dogs or brats in a crockpot with beer, broth or both. This is a great way to feed a large group or crowd when you need to.
Yes, you CAN do hot dogs and bratwurst in the crockpot! Make up a batch of Crockpot Beer Brats & Dogs for your next summer party. These can even be thrown on the BBQ for a couple of minutes afterward if you want that grilled taste too.
Crockpot Beer Brats & Dogs
No worries……this won’t make anyone drunk. The beer is for flavor and you don’t even have to submerge them if you’d rather not. Of course, you can use plain water or broth if you prefer.
What kind of Beer is Best for Crockpot Beer Brats & Dogs?
Since we live in the MicroBrew mecca, you wouldn’t catch my husband with a canned or domestic beer. It’s all about the amber ale, the porters, etc… I grabbed a bottle from the pantry and poured about half into my crockpot. With all kidding aside, any beer will do.
How to Keep Hot Dogs from getting Soggy
I didn’t show it here, but it’s best to use a small rack or vegetable steam in the bottom of your slow cooker and then place your brats and hot dogs on the rack. This keeps your hot dogs from soaking in the beer or broth.
As you can see, the steam is really what will make these delicious!
What Can You Use Instead of Beer?
Any broth will do. Chicken, beef, or vegetable. Or try apple cider. This will give the hot dogs a great flavor.
Making a batch of hot dogs in the crockpot is a great way to cook for a crowd and keep your BBQ open for steaks, burgers, and chicken. You can fill the crockpot with a lot more than I have pictured.
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- Brats and/or Hot Dogs (2 or 3 packs)
- 8 oz. Beer or beef broth
- Pour beer or broth into your slow cooker.
- If you have a steamer rack, place it into your slow cooker and place the hot dogs on top. If you don't have one, just add the hot dogs inside.
- Place the lid on and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
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Nutrition InformationYield 20 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 28Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 5mgSodium 102mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 1g
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