Ein Prosit! I love Oktoberfest and German celebrations. Not just because it includes my favorite type of food, great beer, and a good time, but because of my memories. I cherish every moment I have spent with my grandparents, and some of my fondest memories involved polka dancing with my grandpa and grandma. They are the best dancers and the cutest couple I know, and I miss them so much (to clarify: they are very much alive, I just don’t live near them anymore, and out times together are rare).
So, here’s to you Pope-pope and Grandpa. I love you forever and miss you so much!
Prep Step! Set up your crockpot. Chop up the onions, nice and thin. Get your grill going (or a grill pan, pan, whatever you’ve got). Taste test your beer of choice 😉
Grill those brats, just until they are browned.
Add the onions and brats to the crockpot. Use a liner if you have it – it makes clean-up SO much easier! Add beer until the brats and onions are completely covered. Cook on low for 8 hours until those brats are nice and done. Low and slow – they will melt in your mouth!
When they are done, serve it up with a healthy scoop of onions, a bun if you like, and some good, German mustard.