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March Madness: Johnsonville Brat Crock Recipe

Johnsonville Brat Crock Collage

Let the madness begin, March Madness is here!  The NCAA’s Men’s Division Basketball tournament featuring the best college basketball teams are competing for the championship.  Out of the 68 teams we will end up with the Final Four and that means from now until a new champion is crowned there will be a lot of March Madness parties.  What better way to celebrate than with quick and easy beer brats?

Beer + Johnsonville Brats = Championship!

March Madness: Johnsonville Brat Crock Recipe

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 large slow cooker
  • 3-4 cans (12 ounces each) beer (depending on the size of your slow cooker)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium yellow or white onion, sliced into rings
  • Johnsonville Brats (ours were compliments of Johnsonville)

What to Do:

Pour in the beer, add butter & onions first, then turn slow cooker on high. Heat a grill pan or heavy skillet to medium high and grill or sear the brats on all sides (Brats are fully cooked when the internal temperature reaches 160F). Add your Johnsonville Brats to the slow cooker and heat until the brats are cooked through, about 2 hours. Reduce heat to low to keep the brats hot throughout the game. When folks are ready for seconds or thirds — or even when stragglers show up late –grab a Johnsonville Brat out of the crock and enjoy!

What’s your favorite way to serve your brats?


  1. Mary Ambrosino says

    I serve them just like you do.

  2. I’ll have to try this, it looks delicious!

  3. Shakeia Rieux says

    I have never had it like this,it looks good.I am going to have to try it

  4. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says

    Yummmm! We love brats. I like them served like this but love them even more cooked on the grilled.