Stadium Brats Recipe

You don’t need a grill for cooking brats. With some campfire coals and aluminum foil, you can make scrumptious brats.

| May 2013

  • A simple recipe for cooking brats over the campfire.
    Photo By Fotolia/Mark Herreid
  • "Hungry Campers" by Zac Williams offers simple recipes for cooking by the fireside.
    Cover Courtesy Gibbs Smith

Whether you're feeding one or 100, you'll find the campfire recipe that's right for you in Zac Williams' book Hungry Campers (Gibbs Smith, 2013). Williams offers a wide selection of simple and easy-to-make recipes that can be used for all types of outdoor adventures. The following stadium brats recipe is excerpted from Hungry Campers.

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Hungry Campers.

Stadium Brats Recipe


• 1 bratwurst sausage
• 1/2 small onion, sliced
• 1 teaspoon butter
• 1 large roll or hot dog bun, slit
• Deli mustard or other condiments


• Campfire coals
• Heavy-duty aluminum foil

1. Place bratwurst, sliced onion and butter on a sheet of aluminum foil, shiny side facing up. Wrap securely, taking care to fold edges tightly. Place on the coals and cook 15–20 minutes, turning frequently.

2. Serve cooked sausage on the bun and smother with cooked onions. Season with deli mustard or other condiments. Serves 1  

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