I am beginning to wonder if there is anything consumable that doesn’t go good with bacon. I was looking for another game day recipe; saw this Bacon Wrapped Beer and Brats Recipe, and thought, how good can it get. Brats, beer, bacon and dipped in brown sugar. There was no disappointment here, this one is going on my favorites list for party recipes. To quote my wife; “it’s like eating Cracker Jacks, once you start eating them you can’t quit”. Even though that statement seems to make our age show up a little bit, she is right, these beer brats are really good.
I followed the recipe as written-just double or triple depending on the number of guest you are feeding. Next game day give this Bacon Wrapped Beer and Brats Recipe a try your guests will love it. Enjoy
1- 12 ounce bottle or can of beer
1 one pound package uncooked Pork Bratwurst
8 slices Bacon (cut in half)
2/3 Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper-or to taste
1/2 teaspoon Dry Mustard
Mustard for dipping: yellow, honey, horseradish or whatever your favorites are.
1. Pour beer into a skillet over high heat. Prick the Brats in several place, then add the Brats, and bring to a boil-reduce heat to simmer, and simmer 20 minutes flipping the brats halfway through the cooking cycle. You want the Brats close to done or done. If they are a little pink in the center they will finish in the oven. Remove the Brats from the beer and let them cool.
2. Preheat oven to 425F.
3. In a mixing bowl, stir together brown sugar, cayenne pepper and dry mustard until well combined.
4. Cut each brat into 3 equal pieces. Wrap each brat with one bacon half coat each bacon wrapped brat in sugar mixture. Lay coated brats in a foil-lined pan with the seam of bacon firmly down so it won’t curl. Bake brats on middle rack for 20-25 minutes, carefully turning at the halfway point, until bacon is crispy. Remove to paper towels to drain briefly, and then arrange brats on a serving platter, surrounded by cups of mustard for dipping.
Serve hot with toothpicks for dipping.
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