Instant Pot Beer Brats – Plus 4 Fun Topping Ideas

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These Instant Pot Beer Brats make the perfect budget-friendly, week-night summer meal – and the best part? No slaving over a hot grill!

These Instant Pot Beer Brats make the perfect budget-friendly, week-night summer meal – and the best part? No slaving over a hot grill!

These Instant Pot Beer Brats make the perfect budget-friendly, week-night summer meal - and the best part? No slaving over a hot grill!

Summer is finally here, and you know what that means: it’s officially grilling season! Besides, who doesn’t love to fire up the grill and enjoy a delicious summer meal with their family?

I have to let you in on a little secret though – my ‘grilling skills’ are not the best. In fact, I’ve only really touched a grill, maybe twice. Honestly, it’s the smoke that gets me. Besides that, here in the south, it’s REALLY hot! TOO hot for this mama to be outside grilling.

But what if I told you that you can still get that delicious, “off the grill” taste without slaving over a hot grill in the summer heat?

By using my handy dandy Instant Pot, and these delicious Hillshire Farm® Fresh Original Bratwursts, I was able to make these quick and easy Instant Pot Beer Brats. They tasted as if they came straight off of the grill – except better!

These Beer Brats make the perfect budget-friendly, week-night summer meal - and the best part? No slaving over a hot grill!

These Instant Pot Beer Brats are so juicy and full of flavor! I’m pretty sure this is because Hillshire Farm Fresh Links are always fresh and NEVER frozen!

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So without further ado, keep reading to grab the full recipe and instructions.

Here’s what you need to make these Easy Instant Pot Beer Brats:

  • 1 pkg Hillshire Farm® Fresh Original Bratwursts
  • 12 oz Your Favorite Beer
  • 2 tbsp Liquid Smoke
These Beer Brats make the perfect budget-friendly, week-night summer meal - and the best part? No slaving over a hot grill!

These easy Instant Pot Beer Brats are one of my signature 5 ingredients or less recipes, and the only other thing you need is your instant pot! In addition to the recipe itself, you can also grab some toppings for some of the topping ideas I share below!

Once you have your bratwursts, grab your Instant Pot, a little bit of liquid smoke, and your favorite beer, and let’s get started!

First, using the sauté feature on the Instant Pot (a cast iron skillet works well too!), brown your bratwursts on each side. This is key to getting a nice char for that ‘off the grill’ taste.

Once they are nice and browned, remove your bratwursts and add in the liquid smoke and beer of your choice. Any beer will work for this recipe.

Next, add the bratwursts back to the Instant Pot and cook on manual pressure for 7 minutes. While you do have the option to place your brats on the trivet inside of your Instant Pot (which is the method I used), using the trivet isn’t necessary.

Once the bratwursts have finished cooking, do a slow release and remove your bratwursts from the Instant Pot. It’s best to use tongs for this since they will be extremely hot.

These Instant Pot Beer Brats make the perfect budget-friendly, week-night summer meal - and the best part? No slaving over a hot grill!

While you could definitely serve and enjoy your brats at this point, we absolutely love experimenting with different toppings.

That said, I want to share 4 delicious ways that you can top your instant pot beer brats!

1. Classic Brat with Relish – Ketchup, Mustard, & Relish.

You really can never go wrong with this combo.

2. Chili, Cheese & Bacon Brat – Chili, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, & Bacon Crumbles.

This is my personal favorite. I’m a sucker for anything that has bacon!

3. Spicy Jalapeño Brat – Jalapeño, Spicy Mustard, & Kraut.

This one is my hubby’s absolute favorite. He loves spicy food and this spicy brat does not disappoint!

4. Pepperoni Pizza Brat – Marinara, Pepperoni, & Mozzarella.

Of course, I had to include a kid-friendly combo. Judah LOVES pizza so creating this Pepperoni Pizza Brat was a no-brainer. Oh, and he LOVED it!

These Instant Pot Beer Brats make the perfect budget-friendly, week-night summer meal - and the best part? No slaving over a hot grill!

There you have it!

Delicious Instant Pot Beer Brats made with Hillshire Farm Fresh Original Bratwursts that I found at my local Walmart!

These Beer Brats make the perfect budget-friendly, week-night summer meal – and the best part?

No slaving over a hot grill!

Have you ever tried making Bratwursts in the Instant Pot?

They’ll definitely be a go-to meal for our family this summer!

These Instant Pot Beer Brats make the perfect budget-friendly, week-night summer meal - and the best part? No slaving over a hot grill!
Instant Pot Beer Brats

Instant Pot Beer Brats

Yield: 5 Bratwurst
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

These Beer Brats make the perfect budget-friendly, week-night summer meal - and the best part? No slaving over a hot grill!

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Hillshire Farm® Fresh Original Bratwursts
  • 12 oz Your Favorite Beer
  • 2 tbsp Liquid Smoke

Instructions

  1. Using the sauté feature on the Instant Pot (a cast iron skillet works well too), brown your bratwursts for 5 mins on each side.
  2. Remove your bratwursts and add in the liquid smoke and beer of your choice.
  3. Add the bratwursts back to the Instant Pot and cook on manual pressure for 7 minutes.
  4. Do a slow release on your Instant Pot, then remove your bratwursts and allow them to cool.
  5. Add toppings.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

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These Instant Pot Beer Brats make the perfect budget-friendly, week-night summer meal - and the best part? No slaving over a hot grill!

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3 Comments

  1. This looks like it would be a lot of fun for kids! my son loves helping me in the kitchen, and he also loves anything on a bun! Great summer BBQ ideas, thanks so much!

  2. brightandbrewtiful says:

    These all look great – and perfect for a 4th of July cookout!

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