When the executive decision was made to marinate veggies in a tasty bourbon sauce and serve with grilled bratwurst, this recipe made our VIP tailgate party list. —Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
Meet the Cook: Several years back, my sister-in-law brought this recipe on a family camping trip and we fixed it for an outdoor potluck. It was so delicious that I asked if I could have a copy to take with me. It's become a summer standard for us.
Making this dish is a team effort...I put the ingredients together, and my husband handles the grilling. We grow four kinds of wheat and canola on our farm, and we are the parents of four children - ages 18, 17, 15 and 11.
-Lisa Hector, Estevan, Saskatchewan
Meet the Cook: Necessity was the "mother" of this recipe! I'd already marinated the pork before realizing we were short on kabob vegetables. In place of them, I used apples I had on hand. This has since become one of my most requested dishes.
I have prepared these tangy skewers for just the two of us - my husband and I, married only last July, are both in the military - and for friends.
-Cheryl Plainte, Minot, North Dakota
"It takes just seconds to stir up this delicious marinade, which flavors the beef and veggies wonderfully," confirms Candy Vander Waal of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. "Marinate the meat a few hours or overnight-whatever suits your schedule."