How To Cook Bratwurst In Pan?

What’s the best way to cook bratwurst?

  • The best way to cook bratwurst. There are a lot of ways to cook Bratwurst sausage. You can boil, roast, grill or steam them. The best method is to brown them in a skillet, then add some liquid and cover to steam.

How do I cook bratwurst on the stove?

Best Way to Cook Brats
Place your pot on the stovetop and bring the water to a boil.

Then turn the heat to simmer and cook the bratwurst for 20 minutes or until the sausages have reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

While your brats are parboiling, heat a skillet over medium-high heat.

How do you cook brats without a grill?

My go-to for bratwurst without a grill is:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Drain sauerkraut then put it in a glass baking dish.
  • put a thin layer of brown sugar over the sauerkraut.
  • Score the brats and place on the sauerkraut/brown sugar.
  • Add salt, pepper, and maybe some cayenne or red pepper flakes.

Do you have to boil brats?

Never boil brats in beer or any other liquid before or after going on the grill. Boiling brats actually leaches flavor from the meat. Steaming them with simmering beer and onion slices in an aluminum pan is okay to keep brats warm and juicy. Boiling in any manner is never okay.

Can you fry bratwurst?

I usually take the bratwurst out first to make it easier for me. Place the sausages back in the pan with a little oil over medium heat. Fry them to fairly dark brown on each side. If you don’t want to worry about it, brown for 4 minutes, flip them over and brown the other side for another 4 minutes.

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How long does it take to cook brats on the stove?


  1. Spray a skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Add sausage.
  3. Cook over medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes, turning links often.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  5. Carefully add ½ cup water to skillet.
  6. Cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until sausage internal temperature reaches 160°F.

How long do you cook brats?

Your brats should be grilled slowly over medium-low heat (between 300 and 350°F) for the best results. It should take about 20 minutes to hit your desired internal temperature of 160°F. That should take about 20 minutes depending on the thickness of the brats. Remember to turn them often so each side gets caramelized.

Is it OK to eat brats that are a little pink?

Meat is cooked when pathogenic bacteria is killed and becomes safe to eat. Sausages and meat that has been minced, can stay pink when cooked. It can also brown prematurely, which is just as worrying. Premature browning means they can look ‘cooked’ (not pink) but in fact the pathogenic bacteria has not been killed.

Does bratwurst need to be fully cooked?

Basically, fresh bratwurst must be fully cooked and hickory smoked bratwurst just have to be reheated. The label on the package will say reheating required or it will say cooking required. Grilling a bratwurst does not mean you have to boil it in beer, water or other liquid.

How do you cook Johnsonville brats without a grill?


  • Thaw product prior to cooking.
  • Spray a skillet with cooking spray.
  • Add sausage.
  • Cook over medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes, turning links often.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Carefully add 1/2 cup water to skillet.
  • Cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until the internal temperature is 160F.