This Build-A-Brat Bar is an amazing way to kick your Labor Day weekend party up a notch. It has everything your guests could possibly want to prepare a beautiful 100% angus beef bratwurst or hot dog. Include some seasonal sweet corn and a bit of potato salad, or cole slaw (which is also a great topping for your Brat), to round out the meal.
Our Build-A-Brat Charcuterie Bar isn't limited to Labor Day weekend. What could be better than some brats and ice cold beer to go with fire pits, sweatshirts, football and any good time with friends? Brats are the quintessential fall go-to food. So easy to prepare and so darn good to eat.Who doesn’t enjoy a nice juicy brat hot off the grill or cooked over the fire?
By guest blogger: @WyldGourmet
Margie Nelson @WyldGourmet is a wild game cook. Read more about Margie HERE.
These toppings are what we used for our board. You can use any of your favorite Brat and Dog toppings.
Arrange your brats and dogs on a tray with the sides, accompaniments and condiments. Let your friends and family dig in and enjoy. You might want to have a good supply of beer and soft drinks cooling in a vat of ice to add to the fun!
Grill your brats. While grilling add the onions and peppers to a heavy duty foil pan with the butter right on the grill next to your brats, stirring and cooking until tender. Add the Bloody Mary mix and heat to almost a boil. Add the brats and let simmer for a few minutes…..serve!
Place all ingredients into a blender and pulse to the desired consistency. Either smooth or chunky.
In a large heavy bottom pan heat your olive oil over medium high heat and add the peppers and onions. Stir and cook until the onions become translucent and add the garlic and butter and stir for another minute. Add the wine and red pepper flakes and let simmer until the wine has mostly reduced. Add the salt and pepper to taste and fresh basil. Serve on a nice sliced and toasted baguette, pasta, hot dogs and brats or any other way you would like. Enjoy!
Guest Blogger Note: Felton Angus Beef really have the brats nailed. The specialty flavors are stock full of signature ingredients that make these brats really stand out in a crowd. The first time I cooked them I couldn’t believe how the cheese was so uniform throughout. As well as the other ingredients. They have a Mango Habanero brat that will grab anybody’s attention at the table. The Hawaiian has pineapple and mozzarella that complement each other perfectly. Then the Jalapeno Cheddar brings it all together for a touchdown. These brats are no joke!