Sweet Black Pepper Brats are simple grilling perfection for your next tailgate. Fire up the grill and slather on the sauce, cus these are...
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Something tells me it’s football season. The leaves are falling off the trees, my husband has been glued to the TV, and well, my friend told me it was football season when I asked what our husbands have been doing on their cell phones all the time lately (it’s Fantasy Football time). I may not have a clue when it comes to sports, but food to eat while watching sports? Now, that I get. I’m your girl for snack foods.
I love the challenge of coming up with tailgating food. It has to be hearty because sometimes it’s cold in the places where people tailgate. It must be easy to make, because sometimes people drink lots of beer during tailgating. And finally, it has to travel well. Enter food on sticks! It’s not just for the State Fair!
These deconstructed bratwurst skewers are made of chunks of your favorite brats, a rainbow of peppers, and a healthy dose of Stubb’s Sweet Black Pepper Anytime Sauce. You can serve the skewers ‘as-is’ or slide everything out into an awaiting hot dog bun. It’s your call. Either way you look at it, you need just three ingredients for this hearty entree for your tailgate. Ok, four ingredients if you include buns!
I use Stubb’s Sweet Black Pepper Anytime Sauce to brush on the brats while they cook, but I also recommend another little drizzle after everything comes off the grill. If you’ve still got some left in the bottle, you can serve it along side and watch people douse everything on their plates with it. It’s got such great flavor—it’s spicy, sweet, tangy, and everything I love in a great sauce that doubles as a marinade or basting sauce.
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