Vegan Beer Brats are perfect for summer! This recipe is inspired by the traditional Midwest beer brat.
Growing up in the Midwest, I have special love for certain foods—especially brats. Brats were one of my favorite summer time foods as a kid. When I became vegan over 12 years ago, I completely forgot about brats. I didn’t realize how much I missed them until Beyond Meat come out with their brats.
It is such a great time to be a vegan. There are so many great vegan meat alternatives on the market. Have you tried the vegan brats from Beyond Meat yet? If you haven’t, I highly recommend picking some up and making these Vegan Beer Brats!
Nothing says summertime like a beer brat. Brats are simmered in beer and served on a bun with onions and mustard. As the brats cook in the beer bath, they are infused with the delicious beer flavor. You can use your favorite beer for this recipe. I really like to use a lager or lighter beer for this recipe.
After the brats cook in the beer, I like to sear them on a grill or cast iron pan. This just helps the brats to firm up.
It is so easy to make these Vegan Beer Brats. I’m going to be making them all summer long.
I like to serve the beer brats on a toasted pretzel buns, onions, and mustard. Sauerkraut would also be delicious!
What to serve with beer brats
A Midwest summer BBQ isn’t complete with vegan beer brats! I hope that you give this easy recipe a try! If you do, be sure to tag us on Instagram @thymeandlove!
- 1 Tablespoon Vegan Butter
- 1 Large Yellow Onion, thinly sliced
- 4 Beyond Meat Vegan Brats
- 2- 12 Ounce Cans Beer
- 4 Buns
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- In a large, deep sided skillet heat the vegan butter over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion; stir. Cook until the onion is soft and translucent, 7-10 minutes.
- Add the vegan brats. Pour enough beer to cover the brats.
- Bring to a simmer; then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 15 minutes.
- Heat a grill pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Use tongs to remove the brats and place onto the heated skillet. I like to saute some of the cooked onions along with the brats.
- Flip the brats after 4-5 minutes or cooking. Cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until the brats are lightly browned.
- Serve each brat on a toasted bun. Top with onions and mustard. You can also add sauerkraut if you'd like!