Friday, September 4, 2015

Bacon Wrapped Brat - 52 Grilling Time Secret Extras

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It's time for your offerings to stand out as something SPECIAL!

And of course anythings special when it has BACON BACON BACON!

What could be easier, yet what could be more exciting to serve than a bacon wrapped brat!  Just wrap the brat, secure with toothpicks and bake.  OR GRILL!  Be sure to position on a grill using indirect heat with a pan underneath to catch the drippings.

If you are baking in the oven, be sure to use a pan that allows the drippings to fall below the brats so they are not resting in bacon fat while cooking... Makes the bacon crispier.

And the beauty is how easy it is to tell when they are cooked.  Ideally, 20-25 minutes in a 400 degree oven (or in a grill set up to perform like an oven) and the bacon has a little crisp, and the sausage is cooked through.

Like they were made for each other.

And if you really want to stand out, make some fresh pickle relish (come back in a couple days for that recipe) and even bake your own hot dog buns using a quick and easy Hawaiian Roll recipe that is made Bread Machine EASY (Again, post to be done in a couple days)!

You will be the KING of the TAILGATE CROWD!!!

 OK... Here's what I did...

Bacon Wrapped Brat

  • 6 Top Quality Brats (I love Johnsonville Brats)
  • 6 Slices Thick Cut Bacon
  • 12 toothpicks to secure brats while cooking
  • 6 Top Quality Hot Dog Buns (I made Bread Machine Hawaiian Roll Buns)
  • Garnish with Condiments, Ketchup BBQ Sauce, Fresh Made Pickle relish, Mustard, Etc...)
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wrap each brat with a slice of Bacon, Secure with toothpicks          
  3. Arrange each bacon wrapped brat on an oven safe grate over a jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with a lip around to catch the dripping bacon grease).
  4. Bake for 25 minutes until the bacon has browned and turned a bit crispy.
  5. OR, if you are grilling, set your grill up for indirect heat (Coals on one side, no coals on the other with a drip pan half filled with water). Arrange the bacon wrapped brats over the drip pan, close the lid and adjust the vents so the internal temperature in the grill is about 400-450 degrees. Leave the lid closed for about 25 minutes and the brats will be "baked" in the grill used like an oven.
  6. Remove toothpicks
  7. Serve HOT in buns with your favorite condiments and ENJOY!


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Grilling Time Secret Extras" or "52 Ways to Cook BBQ and Grilling Recipes"!!!

Well over 52 recipes actually as I just can't stop... Over 100 in one grilling season (I love to grill!). But not just leat... Drinks, Condiments (LOTS of different BBQ sauces), Drinks, Desserts... even specialty items like GRILLED Pizza, and fun shaped Watermelons.  Easy and these ideas will make you the MASTER of your Backyard Domain!


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