Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 8 servings (48 pieces total)

Serving Size: 6 pieces


  • 8 Uncle Charley’s Bratwurst Griller Links
  • 3 (12 ounce) cans light beer
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 slices bacon, cut in half


  1. Poke bratwurst several times with a small fork and place into a saucepan with beer. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove bratwurst from beer and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top.
  3. Toss brown sugar and cayenne pepper together in a large bowl; set aside. Cut each bratwurst into three pieces, wrap each piece with half strip of bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Toss bratwurst with cayenne mixture to coat, then place onto prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until bacon is brown and crisp, 25 to 35 minutes.