Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Bratwurst Burgers for New Beer's Eve #FoodieExtravaganza

Happy New Beer's Eve everyone.  Yes, evidently this is a thing and today is the day!!  I decided to celebrate with burgers made with beer brats and topped with beer braised veggies.  They were scrumptious!

Bratwurst Burgers

Crack a beer and come celebrate with us.......
I was so excited when I found out it was New Beer's Eve that I invited the members of Festive Foodies to join me in the celebration.  Let's take a look at what they brought to the table......
Beer Brats

As soon as the snow is gone and the weather starts to warm a bit, I start craving burgers on the grill.  In celebration of New Beer's Eve I mixed some beer brats with some ground beef.


I seasoned them simply with salt and pepper and handed them over to Frank, with some slices of Muenster cheese, to grill up while I started on the topping.

Beer Braised Vegetables

I sliced up some onions and peppers. Sauteed them for a couple of minutes in butter and then added some Guinness to the mixture.  I allowed it to come to a boil, then reduced the heat to a simmer and let it cook until all the beer was absorbed.

Beer Braised Vegetables

I set a platter of tomatoes and lettuce out along with the usual condiments.  I simply used the braised vegetables and a schmear of spicy mustard.  It was a wonderful meal.

Burger Pin

If you are reading this early enough, light up the grill and invite some friends to help you celebrate.  Happy New Beer's Eve!!!

I most often cook with wine but beer works well too.  You might want to look at Mexican Beer Chili, Beer Braised Hot Dogs or these Drunken Pork Chops.

Burgers, Bratwurst, Beef, Pork, Beer, Grilling, Braising, Onions, Peppers
Yield: 5
Author: A Day in the Life on the Farm
Bratwurst Burgers

Bratwurst Burgers

Bratwurst and Ground Beef combined to make flavorful, juicy burgers topped with beer braised vegetables.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • 1 T. butter
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • 6-8 mini sweet peppers, assorted colors, sliced
  • 1 c. dark beer (I used Guinness)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 links beer bratwurst, skins removed
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 5 slices cheese (I used Muenster)
  • 5 Hamburger Buns
  • Condiments of choice


  1. Combine the bratwurst and ground beef. Shape into 5 patties of equal portions. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over med high heat. Add the onions and peppers. Cook for a few minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the beer to the vegetables and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and beer is mostly gone.
  4. Place the burgers on a gas grill set to medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes. Flip the burgers and cook for another 6-8 minutes, until an internal temperature of 160* is reached. Lay a slice of cheese on each, close the lid and allow cheese to melt.
  5. Place the burgers onto the buns and top with the braised vegetables and desired condiments.


adapted from a recipe found at Taste of Home

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