It’s Crockpot Beer Brats and dogs Slow Cooker Sunday!
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.
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.
Then I just positioned the brats and the dogs inside. I think next time, I will place the dogs in my vegetable steamer inside the crockpot, so the brats and dogs aren’t soaking in the beer.
By having your dogs soaking in the liquid, you run the risk of them getting soggy. Nobody likes a soggy dog.
As you can see, the steam is really what will make these delicious!
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.
If you like hand-pressed burgers, you’ll have to try my NO FAIL Method for making the perfect burger.
Speaking of hot dogs! I just have to share.
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- Brants 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.
- Crockpot Baked Beans – perfect for potlucks or bbqs
- 2 ingredient Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork – this makes the best sandwiches. Great for potlucks and bbqs
- Dessert! You gotta make this Slow Cooker Cake!