Beer Bratwurst Bacon Wrapped Bites
These Beer Bratwurst Bacon Wrapped Bites are bursting with flavor! The subtle undertones of beer, the sweetness of the brown sugar, the savory sausage and bacon, all topped with the bright spicy flavor of your favorite mustard! These bites will send your senses into overdrive! Not too sweet and not too spicy. The flavors are just right. A perfect appetizer or snack.
You can even take this appetizer and turn it into lunch! Cook the bratwurst in beer, but leave it whole then wrap in bacon, glaze it well, grill it up and place it in a bun! Top with your favorite condiments. Let your imagination run wild!
As always, from our table to yours... #SpiceConfidently #EssenceOfFlavor #ChemistryInTheKitchen #CasaMSpice
— Mike Hernandez
FOR THE BITES
- Wooden toothpicks/skewers, soaked in water for approximately 30 minutes
- 5 Bratwurst links
- 12 Ounces Beer
- 16 Ounce pack of uncooked bacon
- Any preferred mustard(s) for dipping
FOR THE GLAZE
- 1 Teaspoon Casa M Spice Co® Whole Hog®
- ¼ Teaspoon Casa M Spice Co® Chain Reaction®
- ¼ Cup brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
You can even take this appetizer and turn it into lunch! Cook the bratwurst in beer, but leave it whole then wrap in bacon, glaze it well, grill it up and place it in a bun!- Mike Hernandez
LET’S GET COOKING
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Pour beer in a skillet over medium to low heat. Place brats in the skillet and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until brats are no longer pink inside.
Remove pan from heat.
Cut each brat into 4 equal pieces.
Cut strips of bacon in half.
Wrap each brat bite in a half slice of bacon and secure with skewer. Skewers should be soaked in water prior to this step to prevent them from charring while cooking. Place bites on a non-stick lined cookie sheet.
To make the glaze, combine brown sugar, yellow mustard, soy sauce, Chain Reaction and Whole Hog seasonings until smooth.
Coat each bite generously in glaze.
Bake glazed bites 20 minutes, turning once halfway through and basting as needed with extra glaze. If you want them extra crunchy, add another 3 to 5 minutes.
Serve with mustards of your choice for dipping.