Simple Brats for Father’s Day

Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)

Father’s day is on Sunday.  Alex and Soph won’t see their Dad ’til Monday, cuz he’s out of town, but they got him something special –Soph made him a card, too.  Their dad loves to grill for them…Apparently, his steak is better than mine because he grills it.  Well, now I have a grill too, and we’ve been putting it to good use.  Here’s a super simple recipe we came up with during our grilling adventures that I’m sure Dad will love.

Well, we realize beer brats aren’t that rare, BUT, if you use awesome beer–we used a home-brewed coffee stout–they taste extra delicious. Plus, the beer soaked, grilled onions are good, too!

We wish all you Dad’s out there a Happy Father’s Day …

Happy Family Grilling Everyone!

Simple Brats for Father’s Day

Simple Brats for Father’s Day


  • Brats - not the precooked kind.
  • Beer (we used a home brew coffee stout--pick something tasty, that dad likes. Have Mom help :D)
  • Onions (we used a sweet, white onion, but any will do)


  • The first step is to take your brats out of their wrapping and place them in a container for marinading. Kids of any age can help with this step...if they can open the brats, they can help.
  • Next, slice up your onion and place it in the same bowl. This step requires knife skills, best for older kids or adults.
  • Then, just open up your beer and pour it over your brats and onions. Again, if the kid assistant can pour, they can take care of this step.
  • After all the marinading is ready, place it in the fridge and let it soak for at least 1 hour to absorb all that tasty flavor.
  • When an hour is almost up, get the grill ready. This is a job for an adult or a much older child (13+) who has been appropriately trained.
  • When your grill is ready plop each brat on and cook until done. For the onions, we put them in an aluminum pie tin and leave a little of the beer marinade on them to cook and reduce down.
  • Serve your brats on buns, toasted on the grill, topped with marinaded onions and Dad's condiment of choice---Mmmm....

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