Beer Bratwursts with a homemade dijon coleslaw just in time for grilling season!

When I think of grilling I think of last summer, visiting Alex in Ann Arbor. He and his friends rented a house on the outskirts of town, situated between a tree-lined street and railroad tracks.

It was so peaceful out there. You could walk to town in 10 minutes, and yet when you went out back it felt like you were in the middle of nowhere. A canopy of trees swayed gently overhead while the breeze rustled the leaves, creating a pleasant whoosh

Beer Bratwursts with a homemade dijon coleslaw just in time for grilling season!

In the summertime Alex and I would buy a six pack of Oberon and sip it as we grilled on the large red deck at the back of the house. We’d make big juicy hamburgers, citrusy chili lime chicken skewers, and hot dogs.

Hot dogs (or as my sister and I call them, hutt duggs) have always been a guilty pleasure of mine. Though I typically enjoy thoughtfully-prepared dishes with fresh twists, I have quite a fondness for good old fashioned hot dogs.

So today, I’m combining the two. Upscale hot dogs, if you will. Bratwursts cooked in beer for flavor and moisture, paired with a tangy dijon coleslaw from my friends at Maille.

Beer Bratwursts with a homemade dijon coleslaw just in time for grilling season!

The coleslaw is so good that I ate it on its own as a side dish. It’s crunchy and creamy, but at the same time has this great kick from the dijon mustard. I’m a mustard fanatic, and I was SO into Maille’s dijon. Like a spread-it-on-my-sandwich-every-day-since-I-got-it fan.

The coleslaw will keep for over a week in the fridge. Just make sure to seal it in an air-tight container.

Beer Bratwursts with a homemade dijon coleslaw just in time for grilling season!

Now who’s ready for grilling season? 🙂


Beer Bratwursts with Dijon Coleslaw



for the dijon coleslaw

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons Maille original dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Maille whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon pickle juice
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups red cabbage, sliced thin
  • 2 cups green cabbage, sliced thin

for the beer brats

  • 8 bratwursts
  • 24 oz lager
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • hot dog buns
  • jalapeños, for garnish (optional)


make the coleslaw

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together mayo, both mustards, pickle juice, white wine vinegar, sugar, salt, and black pepper. Add in red and green cabbage and toss to coat thoroughly. Set aside.

make the beer brats

  1. In a deep saucepan, heat beer until it simmers. Add in brats and cook for 8-10 minutes over low heat. Remove from saucepan and place in a large nonstick skillet with 1 tablespoon of butter until cooked through.
  2. Toast hot dog buns and stuff with coleslaw and beer brats! Top with jalapeño and serve with french fries!

This post is in partnership with Maille. All text and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Broma Bakery possible!


jess larson | plays well with butter

these are making my mouth water for summer! coming from milwaukee, you can’t do a cookout with brats & i’m always looking for a new way to do them. keeping this for the warmer weather!! xx


I’m ready for some outdoor eating. YUM! It makes me feel all excited about the warm weather coming.

littleblackdomicile blogger

We are ready for grilling season! Mostly for these hutt’s too. Nothing like satisfying a guiltly pleasure with something like this…almost looks healthy!-Laurel Bledsoe

Sarah | Broma Bakery

Oh, let’s just call it healthy 🙂

Lindsay | With Salt and Pepper

YUM!! I love brats with coleslaw. This dijon flavored one sounds delicious!

Sarah | Broma Bakery

Thank you Lindsay!


Bratwursts always remind me of grill-outs of my childhood. These look so good though, I want one now!

Sarah | Broma Bakery

Right? There’s something so great about grilling.

Gaby Dalkin

SO excited for grilling season! These look delish!

Sarah | Broma Bakery

Seeing as you’re the queen of grilling, that’s a huge compliment lady

Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

LOVING that dijon coleslaw!

Gina @ Running to the Kitchen

This is how hot dogs should be done! 😉

Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen

We love brats Sarah! And that dijon coleslaw pairs perfectly!


So fun and delish for grilling season!


Nothing better than grilling in the backyard, adding these to my list!

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

Beer brats were the first thing my husband learned how to make once we moved to Wisconsin and I freaking love everything that Maille makes! it’s the only dijon mustard that I buy!


Come on! These look just so freaking good!

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