See that scrumptious looking burger up there?
I need to tell you a secret about it, it’s not a burger. It’s a Johnsonville Bratwurst Patty
Now, here’s where I tell y’all.. I’m that person at a bbq who has both a brat and a burger on her plate because I can’t ever decide which I want more.
Also, frozen burger patties are something I have previously stuck my nose up at because no matter how much you grill freezer burn… you can still taste it.
phew. Now that’s off my chest – let’s move on.
I was contacted about the opportunity to work with the National Pork Board to taste test these new Patties, which are available exclusively at Walmart, and create a recipe around them – I was skeptical, but I’m always open to a challenge and I do adore Brats.
While the pit was heating up, I sliced up two jalapenos and 1 white onion and made a grillin’ packet.
Once the briquets were beautifully ashy, I placed the grillin’ packet and the patties on the grill and let them cook for about 15 minutes, turning them all once ( I should have turned them more to get those beautiful crossing grill lines, but c’est la vie)
I brought the patties and packet inside, fought off the very large dog sniffing around my feet and decided that since these were bratwurst patties, they required mustard and sauerkraut, as well. (nom)
I put the top bun on it, cut it in half and took a bite.
And then another one.
Y’all – I’m not quite sure what to say, it seriously isn’t like any burger you’ve ever had before. It has the shape, the juiciness, the heft of a burger with all the spice and flavor and savoriness of a bratwurst.
Add to that the spicy jalapeno, sweet grilled onions and the cool tang from the sauerkraut; oh y’all.. y’all.
Try this, now.
Do not pass go, do not collect $200 – if you like bratwursts, grilling, burgers and food – go to Walmart, pick up a box and make one (or 5).
I have plans to make these for unsuspecting friends just to watch their eyebrows raise as they try to figure out what they’re eating.
Here’s the thing, after you go get a box, cook them and love them, make sure that whatever recipe you create, you remember it and then enter it into their No Ordinary Burger Contest to win free groceries for a year with the National Pork Board and Johnsonville
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