I was going to call these ~ “Deconstructed Brat Burgers” ~ but wasn’t so sure about the title…..maybe “Reconstructed Brat Burgers”….then decided it was too much to say. I have been contemplating these for a while now, wondering how I would make them, what to put in them and what to top them with! I told my husband the other night about my plan and he said “why not leave a brat as a brat?” My genius response was “cause.” So here you go. My family enjoyed these and I hope your’s does too!
* I think brats are ment to be topped with mustard and onions, so that is what I put in it. Have fun with your toppings. We went with tomato, lettuce, ketchup and BBQ sauce. Sorry if we broke some brat rules….
* Double the onion mixture if you want more for the top! Just put 1/2 in the meat and set the other 1/2 aside. I WILL be doing this next time for sure!
* If you are looking for a good burger bun….try these!
1 1/2 lb. good quality brats
1 TB. mustard
1 1/4 c. onions, chopped up small
1 TB. butter
1/4 – 1/2 c. beer
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Saute the onions in butter till tender and are a lovely brown color (15 minutes or so). Add the beer, (the rest goes to the cook IF you like that sorta thing or your husband or save for another use) seasoned salt and garlic powder. Cook till liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes on low. Set aside to cool a bit. Squeeze the meat out of the casings (sorry) and put in bowl, add the mustard and cooled off onion mixture. Mix well and form into 6 patties. Grill on low for 6-8 minutes (remembering to close the grill lid, don’t be distracted by your dirty hands….). Flip and cook another 5 minutes or so. Cooking time varies
when lid is left open depending on each grill. Serve on buns with desired toppings. Enjoy!!
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I just linked this recipe to lifeasmom.com. She has something called a recipe swap over there where you share your recipes….it was all about “man” food for Father’s Day, this seems like a perfect Father’s Day weekend food! Check out some other “manly” dishes! have fun!
Also linked to Six Sister’s Stuff.