Last week we did what millions of other Americans did — we celebrated the 4th of July by having a big old cookout. This year, we took our backyard grillout to an entirely new level with the help of Johnsonville.
“Summertime is a perfect time to celebrate the passion for America! Will you be among the 160 million people estimated to celebrate one of the summer holidays at an outdoor picnic or cook-out? Then bring a piece of the American flag with you on your next grilling occasion, as Johnsonville has converted its packaging to red, white and blue on select pre-cooked sausage and brat products.”
I didn’t find any of the super cool packaging at my local grocery, but it didn’t hamper our party.
We had brats, we had Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese Chicken Sausages, Bacon & Cheddar Grillers, and Andouille Split Rope Sausage.
I’m always a bit nervous about grilling brats as I’m not great at knowing when the bad boys are completely cooked. Because of this, I was very happy to find this recipe to try out on the Johnsonville site:
Johnsonville® Brat Hot Tub
- 1 large (11-inch x 9-inch x 2 3/8-inch) aluminum foil baking pan
- 2 to 3 cans (12 ounces each) beer
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium yellow or white onion, sliced
- JOHNSONVILLE® Brats ;
- Put the pan right on the grill, being careful not to singe your knuckle hair. Pour in the beer, and add the butter and onions.
- Grill your Johnsonville Brats to a juicy, golden-brown perfection.
Pure. Utter. Genius! These are definitely cooked and definitely delicious!
I’ve never heard of Johnsonville Grillers before, but these were very good as well — you can either get them in the frozen food section or fresh in the meat section. We got the Bacon and Cheddar Grillers, because, well, everything is always better with bacon and cheese. Yum! We served these just like burgers — I had fresh sliced tomatoes on top of mine, and I’ve been craving another ever since.
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This post was sponsored by Johnsonville. All opinions, thoughts, and feedback were purely my own.