6 years ago

Slow-Cooker Brats and Beans

A wonderful, family-friendly meal made easy in the slow cooker!

8 servings

Preparation time: 4 hours and 15 minutes, including slow cooking time


  • 2 (28-ounce) cans baked beans
  • 8 bratwursts
  • ½ cup Lunds & Byerlys Bar-B-Q Sauce
  • ½ cup of your favorite beer
  • Lunds & Byerlys Bakery Buns
  • Cheddar cheese


Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray to make cleanup easier. Add baked beans. Place brats over beans. Mix barbecue sauce with your favorite beer and pour over brats. Cook on low heat for three to four hours.

Turn broiler on. Place buns in a baking dish and fill each one with one bratwurst and a scoop of beans. Top with shredded cheddar and place in oven until cheese is melted and bubbling. Remove from oven, scoop onto plates and serve.

Extras: To the slow cooking mixture, feel free to add a squirt of mustard and/or sriracha sauce, a pinch of cumin, a spoonful of brown sugar or maple syrup, or some crumbled cooked bacon; for an adult version, add a shot of bourbon.