Nick’s Seattle SeaBrats

As we continue to celebrate National Hotdog Month, we travel to Seattle! This recipe comes from an old roommate who based it off the famed Seattle Dog.


  • 4 bratwursts or polish sausages
  • 4 buns
  • 2 lager style beers
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 8 oz package of Cream Cheese (soften to room temperature)


Preheat half of the grill on medium heat. In a foil pan, combine the beer, onions, and garlic and place on the cool side of the grill. Cook until onions are soft about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the Bratwursts or polish sausages to the onion mixture once onions are translucent.

Close lid and allow to cook until the dogs are completely cooked turning occasionally.

Once cooked, place the dogs on the warm side of the grill and grill about 3-5 minutes on each side and then return to the pan.

To assemble, smear cream cheese on a toasted hot bun, add the bratwurst, and top with onion mixture.

Seattle Hot Dog