Sausages in Beer 

 Originally Written: August 23, 2011

By  Hanna Trafford

You will be glad you tried this recipe - simple, quick to ut together and simply delicious! I served it with roasted potatoes and fresh rye bread - yum!

This is the first of series of recipes using beer. I have been collecting various recipes, so you will be seeing appetizers, dips, soups, main courses and even desserts – all cooked with beer.

I used Waterloo Dark beer from our local Brick Brewery and it was absolutely perfect!Check out the links if you want to find out more about Brick Brewing Company and see what other say about Waterloo Dark beer.

The reason I decided to start the Cooking with Beer series is that I remember my grandma using beer for breading schnitzels, making stews and gravies and I thought there must be a good reason, because she was an awesome cook!

This first recipe didn’t fail me – sausages cooked in dark beer in a slow cooker-Incredibly simple, put together in only a few minutes. The aroma when cooking is great and the taste even better. Try it – I am sure you will love it!

Sausages in Beer


  • 1/3 cup of honey mustard
  • 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 18 oz, (1 large can) of dark beer (Waterloo Dark is what I used)
  • 6 Grillwurst sausages (I used Pillers Grillwurst because I like the way it is seasoned)
  • 1 large onion

Step-by-Step Directions:

You probably already know that I like to organize my ingredients before I start cooking or baking. This was easy - what you see is all that goes into this wonderful, simple dish
I quartered the onion and then sliced it into strips about 1/8 inch thick. After it is cooked, it is almost caramelized and tastes great!
You can cut up your sausages into serving pieces the way you like it - I cut mine into about 2 inch long pieces
After mixing together mustard and brown sugar, you whisk in the beer. And the aroma will already let you know that the result will be delicious!
Add onion and sausage pieces, mix and cover - cook on slow for 4-5 hours. It's that easy!


  1. Combine honey mustard and brown sugar directly in your slow cooker
  2. Whisk in beer
  3. Add sausage pieces
  4. Top with onions and mix
  5. Cook on low 4-5 hours, stirring occasionally



That was easy, wasn’t it? Please try this recipe and send me your comments, suggestions and photos if you can. Your input is always very welcomed and much appreciated!

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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