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Grilled Cheese Brats Recipe
Easy Grilled Cheese Brats Recipe
Ahh! The warmer weather is here, and what better way to enjoy it than cooking and eating outdoors. Or so I thought when I asked my kids that fateful question...What do you want for dinner? LOL! That beautiful spring day inspired the idea for this fun family meal. This easy and quick Grilled Cheese Brats Recipe will please the entire family. Now my kids beg for me to make this every nice day we get. I am happy to oblige since this meal is so simple and doesn't heat up the house. So check that you have your gas or charcoal ready! I'm sure your family will love this meal as much as ours does.
- Prep time: 5 min
- Cook time: 10 min
- Ready in: 15 min
- Yields: 6 - 8 Brats depending on the package size
- 1 package brats, fully cooked
- 1 package buns, white or whole wheat
- 1 bag shredded cheddar cheese, sliced cheese works well, too
- assorted condiments if desired, I like brown mustard, the kids opt for katsup
The Origins of Grilled Cheese Brats
Sometimes I think I'd learn, but whenever I ask my kiddos what they want for dinner, I invariably get two different responses. On this particular day I really wanted to grill and eat in the yard, so the brats my seven year old daughter wanted were going to win out. But the cries of a three year old are hard to ignore, so I compromised and created what would be a family favorite - Grilled Cheese Brats! I originally planned on letting the kids sprinkle shredded cheese on top of their brats, so it wasn't much of a change on my part, but saved me from an overly dramatic dinner hour!
- First off, you will want to grill the Brats using an indirect heat. This will keep the casings from bursting so you have a nice juicy brat.
- I give my brats a five minute head start before I put the buns and cheese in the grill. When adding the Buns you want them to be furthest from the flame. Top the buns with the cheese and then close the lid and let them cook for another five minutes. Don't be tempted to lift the lid and peek as the cheese melts from the heat that builds within the grill. When you peek, that built up heat is allowed to escape, and it then has to rebuild once the lid is closed again.
- When the time is up, your cheese should be nice and melty. Remove the buns to a plate and put a brat in each. Add the mustard or other condiments if you desire, I personally love mustard with my brats. Now enjoy!
|Serving size: One Grilled Cheese Brat|
|Calories from Fat||189|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 21 g||32%|
|Carbohydrates 46 g||15%|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 17 g||34%|
|Sodium 920 mg||38%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
How to arrange your Brats
A three burner grill make this easy to prepare
This is the equivalent model to our three burner Charbroil Grill. I love it as it is big enough to be able to grill different items using the best temperature for each. When we bought it I thought I'd never use the side burner, but I just love it. I can heat up a veggie dish or baked beans while the meat is cooking on the grill. It is so nice to enjoy the time outside with my family rather than spend it racing in and out to check on all the food. If you have the option of one with or with out the side burner I'd go for the burner again. My only issue with this particular grill is that here in Michigan it is more of a three season grill. I tried using it over the winter on a few occasions, and each time had to bring the food in and finish off in the broiler. I looked through the store and I think it would cost quite a bit more for a grill that is thick enough to keep up to temperature in our Michigan winters.