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Bacon Wrapped Brats with Beer Cheese Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Brats with Beer Cheese Sauce are a delicious mash-up of some of the world's tastiest foods. Juicy grilled brats, crispy bacon, and melty, rich beer cheese sauce come together for brat unlike any other. They're the perfect handheld food for your backyard get-togethers or tailgating parties!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Party Food
Keyword: Bacon Wrapped Brats
Servings: 6 people
Author: Susie Bulloch


  • 6 bratwursts
  • 12 slices bacon

Beer Cheese Sauce

  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup beer preferably an ale
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper less if you want the sauce to be mild
  • 3 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese


  • Preheat the grill. Preheat your grill to 400-450 degrees F for indirect grilling.
  • Wrap the brats in bacon. Wrap each bratwurst with two strips of bacon. Tuck the ends of the bacon strips or secure with toothpicks so the bacon doesn't unravel on the grill.
  • Grill the bacon wrapped bratwursts. Cook the brats on indirect heat for 10-15 minutes, turning frequently, until the internal temperature of the bratwursts reaches 165 degrees F. 
  • Make the beer cheese sauce. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and whisk in the flour until a thick paste forms. Pour in the milk and whisk constantly, breaking up any clumps, until the mixture comes to a boil. Stir in the beer, again whisking constantly, until the sauce is smooth. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the Dijon mustard, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Add the cheese to the sauce in batches and stir in slowly until the cheese is entirely melted.
  • Toast the buns. Toast your bratwursts buns on the grill sliced side down for 1-2 minutes until the bun is crisp.
  • Assemble the brats and enjoy. Place each bacon wrapped bratwursts in a toasty bun alongside the warm beer cheese sauce. I find it best to keep the sauce warming in the skillet during serving to prevent the cheese from getting hard.  Enjoy!


Calories: 730kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 1383mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 846IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 462mg | Iron: 1mg