Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Beer & Brats Bake

Beer & Brats Bake - A Simpler Grace #football #tailgating #recipes
With the official start of football season around the corner, it's time to tailgate! In celebration, I've joined a group of bloggers from all over the country - all of whom are big football fans! - to bring you some tasty tailgating recipe ideas for a terrific football party. Click on their links below to join in!

When football season comes around, this is one of my most-requested family-favorite recipes. The beer becomes almost a gravy in the sausage and vegetables and it makes the perfect fall dish. Serve with a big crusty loaf of bread and you have yourself the perfect tailgate feast.


64 Tailgating Recipes - Beer & Brats Bake - A Simpler Grace #football #tailgating #recipes

  • 24-36 oz. Kielbasa sausage (2 packs)
  • 5 lbs. Russet potatoes
  • 16 oz. baby carrots
  • 16 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 16 oz. mini sweet peppers (or equivalent of another type of pepper)
  • 4-6 12 oz. bottles of beer (any kind will do)
  • salt and pepper, to taste 
  • 2 aluminum baking dishes
  1. Preheat oven to 425° or start your grill and preheat to high/hot (1-2 seconds in hand test)
  2. Slice Kielbasa sausage into 1-inch chunks. Chop potatoes and peppers (and carrots if you are using whole ones) into 1-inch chunks. 
  3. Divide sausage, potatoes, peppers, carrots and sliced mushrooms between two aluminum pans. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour beer evenly between the two pans to cover the bottom inch of each pan, cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven or on the grill for up to two hours, stirring occasionally and adding more beer as necessary, until vegetables are tender. You do not want the beer to evaporate completely, so make sure you add enough during the cooking process so there is plenty of steam to cook the veggies.
  5. Once vegetables are tender, remove from heat and let rest for ten minutes before serving.
64 Tailgating Recipes - Beer & Brats Bake - A Simpler Grace #football #tailgating #recipes

Let me know in the comments below if you give this recipe a try!

What is your favorite tailgating recipe?

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Elizabeth Thames BeShears said...

Yummmm!!! Brats are so much better than hotdogs. Can't wait to give this a try this season!

Emily @ Ember Grey. said...

I am just a LITTLE excited about this!!!!!! :) Football season is my favorite season, and now I'm starving after going through this post ;) Pinned!

Alyssa said...

This sounds not only delicious but also super easy. Win, win for football season!

Lecy | A Simpler Grace said...

Yes! The sausage is perfect in this bake. Thanks for coming by to check out the recipe, Elizabeth!

Lecy | A Simpler Grace said...

So many good recipes in this list. I can't wait to try them all! :)

Lecy | A Simpler Grace said...

So easy! Let me know what you think if you give it a try!

Jessy @ The Life Jolie said...

Oh wow- this looks amazing- nothing says football like beer and brats! I can't wait to try this!!

Lecy | A Simpler Grace said...

I hope you enjoy it Jessy!

Terra said...

Sounds like the perfect comfort food to me, and so perfect for football season!! YUM!

Lecy | A Simpler Grace said...

Yes, loves of good comfort food during football season!

Lynn at Order in the Kitchen said...

Omg this looks like the perfect comfort food! Love this for a cold day watching the game!! Absolute perfection!

Lecy | A Simpler Grace said...

It is GREAT comfort food! Hope you enjoy if you give it a try!