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Touchdown Brat Sliders

It's game time when these mini sausage sliders make an appearance. Two things my husband loves—beer and brats—get stepped up a notch with crunchy flavored chips. —Kirsten Shabaz, Lakeville, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 50 min.
  • Makes
    16 sliders


  • 5 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 pound uncooked bratwurst links, 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


  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy 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, breaking into crumbles. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain well.
  • Stir in the cream cheese, beer, mustard and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in bacon. Spoon 1/4 cup onto each roll; sprinkle with chips. Replace tops.
Nutrition Facts
1 slider: 354 calories, 24g fat (10g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 617mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • Kince
    Aug 26, 2020

    Followed the recipe right down to the chips... it was fairly well received by guests... but I didn’t care for it. I think it was the Cream Cheese that I didn’t care for. I searched other recipes and settled on this one. I might try one of the others next time...

  • cindiak
    Feb 6, 2020

    Made these for Super Bowl and they were a big hit!

  • MayorProTem
    Jan 17, 2020

    Why do people try these recipes when they always change them, when you use another item instead of what the recipe calls for it is not the same recipe. Get a grip.

  • PrplMonky5
    May 8, 2016

    As a rule, I always bake or grill sausage; I never cook it on the stove. I used polish sausage because it's what I had (I pulled the casing off after cooking). Also, instead of cooking my own bacon, I bought the prepackaged Hormel "Real Bacon" that is already crumbled.My steps were:1. Bake sausage, remove casing, and cut into slices.2. Cook onion in a little canola oil. Once it starts to get translucent, add the garlic.3. Add back in the sausage, cream cheese, dark beer, mustard, and pepper.I then followed the rest of the steps in the recipe.The dark beer that you use WILL change the flavor of the recipe. We used Guinness, and it tasted good, but just a tad bitter. I may try a different beer next time.We served these on King's Hawaiian rolls, and the sweetness of the rolls paired perfectly with this. We didn't use the chips, just topped it with some shredded cheddar.

  • Illiniphil
    Feb 26, 2016

    Made as directed. We live in Wisconsin and brats are a way of life. This one was just so-so.

  • Disir
    Nov 21, 2014


  • scqfishinggirl
    Sep 19, 2013

    My family absolutely loved this! I made it exactly by the recipe except I toated the slider buns on both sides. A definite hit ... even better the second time around!

  • Kathy H
    Feb 4, 2013

    Made these for Superbowl last night for our residents and they loved them, great recipe!!!

  • stevenraynewman
    Jan 31, 2013

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  • cindyost
    Jan 6, 2013

    Very yummy, my family loved it. I would make it again but next time I will try it with ground beef.