Saturday, January 31, 2015

An Easy Brat Crock Tailgating Recipe with Johnsonville

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Johnsonville; all opinions expressed are my own.

I'm excited to be back in New England just in time to see the Pats play in the big game, but with freezing temperatures we won't be venturing out and instead will watch the game at home. To make up for it we're gathering a few supplies to make our in-home family tailgating party a success. If you're trying to figure out something easy to make just in time for the big game, I have a super simple recipe for you:

What You'll Need:
  • Large slow cooker
  • Johnsonville Brats (I also included Italian sausages)
  • 1 white or yellow onion sliced into rings
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3-4 12oz beers
  • 2 14.5oz cans diced tomatoes (I used the ones with jalapeƱos for extra kick!)

What to Do:
  • Combine the beer, onions tomatoes and butter in the slow cooker on high
  • Heat grill pan or skillet on medium high and sear brats on all sides until fully cooked (internal temperature reaches 160F)
  • Add the Johnsonville Brats to the slow cooker and heat through for two hours  
  • Reduce heat until low to keep brats ready to eat throughout the game

We enjoyed our brats on grilled, soft rolls with a side of salt and pepper chips - my favorite potato chip flavor. I admit I ate two - they were that good!  

How are you getting ready for the big game?