These Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Beer Brats with Drunken Peppers and Onions combine all of your favourite food in one delicious recipe. Fire up that grill and enjoy an epic dinner.
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I’m obsessed with sausages this summer. To be fair, I’m obsessed with them every summer. If I’m being completely honest I’m obsessed with them year round.
There’s something about combining sausages with peppers and onions that just makes me monumentally happy. All the flavours compliment each other perfectly.
Nothing beats Bratwurst cooked on the grill, then topped with fresh ingredients. Nothing. This recipe packs a punch in the best possible way. Your friends and family will flip out over it.
For anyone who is obsessed with Brats like my family is, you must know the best kind involve beer. I used Beer Brats for this recipe. Then I used more beer for cooking the vegetables. It’s just how I roll.
Johnsonville makes the best Beer Brats in the world. They just have so much flavour and make your favourite grilling recipes pop. Quality is important when grilling. I trust Johnsonville implicitly.
This grilling season we’re celebrating a new holiday called Bratsgiving. So we grilled up these delicious Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Beer Brats with Drunken Peppers and Onions!
Let’s just say plates were licked the day we made these. Everyone loves this recipe. It’s one of the most requested recipes I make when company visits. We pile the toppings high and have at it!
August 16 is National Bratwurst Day!
Johnsonville would like to invite you to celebrate Bratsgiving with them!
To celebrate I made a short and snappy little video for you! Enjoy!
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- 2 sweet onions sliced thinly
- 2 red peppers sliced thinly
- 2 green peppers sliced thinly
- 2 yellow peppers sliced thinly
- 1/4 cup beer
- 1/2 cup butter more or less to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 packages of Johnsonville Beer Brats
- 10 slices of good quality thick bacon
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce divided
- Parsley if desired
- 2 packages of hoagie rolls or soft buns
Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.
Slice up all the vegetables and place in a 9 x 13 dish. Add beer and butter, and mix to combine. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Place on grill, put the lid down, and cook until vegetables soften. This takes about 20 to 25 minutes, depending on your grill. Adjust cooking time to your own taste. If you like the vegetables with some crispness to them you can reduce cooking time. If you like the vegetables very soft you can increase the cooking time.
Remove vegetables, and set aside.
Wrap all your beer brats with bacon. Use toothpicks to secure the bacon at each end. Place on grill and cook until the bacon crisps to your liking. This will take between 5 to 8 minutes for most grills. Adjust cooking time to your own taste.
Remove from grill and brush the brats with half the barbecue sauce. Set aside the rest for drizzling on the brats before serving.
Toast you buns on the grill for 1 to 2 minutes. I lightly butter mine first.
Scoop some drunken vegetables into each bun, just enough to cover the bottom. Place a bacon-wrapped brat in each bun. Cover with more drunken vegetables. Drizzle with remaining barbecue sauce. Toss some parsley over top of each one.
Place on a platter and serve to your guests for Bratsgiving. Or any day.
Serve with a big old Brat loving smile!
Other Bratsgiving Recipes from around the Web:
Jalapeno Beer Brats from Tammilee Tips
Brats in a Blanket from Spicy Southern Kitchen
Brat Hot Tub from Johnsonville
Get your brat on!
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- August 16 is National Bratwurst Day and Johnsonville is celebrating by creating Bratsgiving, a call to action to gather around the grill with family and friends to give the delicious gift of Brats.
- Celebrate Bratsgiving with Johnsonville this season and up your grilling with a variety of Johnsonville bratwursts – both fully-cooked and fresh – available in a wide variety of flavors from Original to Cheddar to Jalapeno & Cheddar.
- Give your friends and family the gift of Brats by hosting your own Bratsgiving Brat Frys in your backyard to celebrate the holiday.
- Don’t forget to leave your kitchen window open on Bratsgiving Eve so that Carl the Great Bratsgiver can leave behind some delicious brats in your fridge.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.