Monday, June 9, 2014

Thyme & Beer Braised Butcher Brats

I know, trust me!  I was asked by Johnsonville Sausages if I was willing to try their brand new line of "Butcher Sausages".  Well, you didn't have to ask me twice, I mean; "HELLO MCCFLY", I adore sausages, I mean adore them!  Well, let's re-phrase that.  I adore, "good, quality sausages", and Johnsonville, doesn't have the name for quality for nothing you know.  So jumping up and down like a giddy school girl I was till I received my coupons for the sausages. Off to my local store I went, and was thinking to myself, (scary I know).  "Self, what are you going to make with these absolutely natural casing brats that your hubby and children will love"?  "Ahhhaaaaa moment!!

So I put two an two together and got fourteen, yes, yes I did.  I never said math was my strong point did I? 

What goes together with brats, cheddar & bacon?  Common... I know you know!!  B-E-E-R!!  So this is how this recipe came about!  These butcher brats are just bursting with flavor, so easy and absolutely quick my friends!  

You can have dinner, literally ready in 45 minutes.  No, it's not 1/2 hour because then you will need assistants working in between commercials and before you came home to have prepped. In the REAL WORLD, it's called 45 minutes, and that my friends include prep and cooking!  So are you ready for this absolutely mouth watering and easy recipe that your hubby and family will absolutely love and might even give you 5 minutes to yourself before bedtime? You are?

Here we go!!

Yield:  4 Servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15-20 minutes

1 pkg Johnsonville Cheddar & Bacon Butcher Brats
1 medium onion, cut into chunks
1 red pepper (or color of your choice), cut into chunks
1 bottle beer (your choice)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4-5 sprigs fresh thyme, or 1/2 tsp dried

-Cut your brats, onions, peppers, set aside.  Look at the absolutely amazing cheddar cheese running right through each and every brat, all with natural casings, YES!!

-In a medium skillet, over medium high heat, add your beer along with your thyme sprigs, salt & pepper.  Let come to a simmer.

-Add in your peppers and onions, let cook for 5 minutes, then add in those luscious brat slices.  Semi-cover with lid, and let simmer for approximately 15-20 minutes till the casings are just starting to curl on the edges and the onions and peppers are tender but still firm. Does that make sense?  You don't want vegetables that are mushy do you?  I know, neither do I!

-Turn off heat and serve over your favorite side.  Familia's happen to be mashed potatoes, you knew that right? *sigh*

This was absolutely delicious my friends!  I have to be honest with you, over the mashed potatoes, it was beyond comfort food.  Well, let's put it this way, hubby was in his glory!!

So, when you are looking for an absolutely easy and delicious dinner idea that the whole family will love...
Look no further than your nearest grocery store for Johnsonville!! Their products rock, and make dinner a breeze! ♥

Till next time!!

Dishin with Didi

**** Disclaimer:  I was provided with free coupons for the product review above.  All reviews and opinions are strictly my own****


  1. This looks so wonderful Didi! I really must try this one! I love Johnsonville sausages, too.

    1. Johnsonville rocks my friend Kecia!!