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Game Day Brats

 Game Day Brats
Looking for a twist on the usual tailgate fare? With French dressing and Monterey Jack cheese, these brats kick things up a notch! Instead of brats, you can also try this with cooked Italian sausage links, too. Laura McDowell — Lake Villa, Illinois
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 fully cooked bratwurst links
  • 3/4 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 6 tablespoons French salad dressing
  • 6 tablespoons shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 6 brat buns, split

Directions

  • Make a lengthwise slit three-fourths of the way through each
  • bratwurst to within 1/2 in. of each end. Fill with sauerkraut; top
  • with dressing and cheese.
  • Place bratwurst in buns; wrap individually in a double thickness of
  • heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. x 10 in.). Grill, covered, over
  • medium-hot heat for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and cheese
  • is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 594 calories, 38 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 1,395 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer