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Touchdown Brat Sliders

 Touchdown Brat Sliders
It's game time when these minis make an appearance. Two things my husband loves—beer and brats—get stepped up a notch with crunchy flavored chips. —Kirsten Shabaz, Lakeville, Minnesota
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 pound uncooked Johnsonville® Original Bratwurst, casings removed
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup dark beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 16 dinner rolls, split and toasted
  • 2 cups cheddar and sour cream potato chips, crushed

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove
  • to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving drippings.
  • Cook bratwurst and onion in drippings over medium heat until meat is
  • no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  • Stir in the cream cheese, beer, mustard and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until thickened,
  • stirring occasionally. Stir in bacon. Spoon 1/4 cup onto each roll;
  • sprinkle with chips. Replace tops. Yield: 16 sliders.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slider equals 354 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 617 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.