Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst

Does your family enjoy a good bratwurst? I know mine does! My favorite way to cook them is wrapped in bacon and grilled on the barbecue. The kids love it too, they get that sweet and salty taste all at once. Give this recipe a try, you won’t be disappointed!

prep: 10 mins cook: 45 mins additional: 1 hr total: 1 hr 55 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 12 pieces


1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3 (12 ounce) cans light beer

4 bratwurst

6 slices bacon, cut in half

5 tablespoons brown sugar


Poke bratwurst several times with a small fork, and place into a saucepan with the beer. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the bratwurst from the beer, and allow to cool to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and place a wire rack on top.

Toss the brown sugar and cayenne pepper together in a large bowl and set aside. Cut each bratwurst into three pieces, wrap each piece with half strip of bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Toss the bratwurst with the cayenne mixture to coat, then place onto the prepared baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven until the bacon is brown and crisp, 25 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 353 calories; protein 12.5g; carbohydrates 16.1g; fat 22.1g; cholesterol 56.3mg; sodium 751.4mg.

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