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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! You can make the recipe with cooked Italian sausage links instead of bratwurst if you prefer. —Laura McDowell, Lake Villa, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 594 calories, 38g fat (12g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1395mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • nwbronc
    Sep 24, 2010

    great with an ice cold beer

  • julyprincesspatricia
    Sep 23, 2010

    mary klug: The "onions" are sauerkraut - pickled cabbage, which is put into the brat then, the whole thing is wrapped in foil & cooked together.

  • mary klug
    Sep 23, 2010

    Do you grill the brats and onion together in the same foil?