Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Beer & Brats Bake

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

I hope you enjoy this recipe if you try it and remember, this is only one of 64 total tailgating recipes, so click the links below to check out the other yummy football season food!

64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans
64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

Spicy Mexican Cheese Dip by 2 Cookin Mamas

Salsa Verde by A Dish of Daily Life

Slow Cooker Sausage Corn Dip by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

Sausage, Peppers + Onions Pigs in a Blanket by A Little Gathering

Grilled Jalapeno Poppers by A Mind Full Mom

Beer & Brats Bake by A Simpler Grace

Black Bottom Maple Pecan Pie Bars by An Oregon Cottage

Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings by And She Cooks

Blackberry BBQ Sticky Wings by Around My Family Table

Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread by Beer Girl Cooks

Black Bean & Corn Salsa by Body Rebooted

Roasted Garlic BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe by Bread Booze Bacon

Smoky Jalapeno Poppers by Brunch-n-Bites

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos by Bucket List Tummy

Deconstructed Smoked Chicken Chile Relleno by Cafe Terra

Chicken Spinach & Artichoke Dip French Bread by Cake 'n Knife

Cuban Sandwich Quesadillas by Casa de Crews

Grilled Asparagus Spears by Celebrating Family

Sweet and Salty Blueberry Popcorn by Club Narwhal

Buffalo Chicken Poppers by Coffee Love Travel

Sea Bass Skewers + Blackbeard Cocktails by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Buffalo Chicken Poppers by Dash of Herbs

Easy Chicken Roll Ups with Cream Cheese and Veggies by Family Food on the Table

Bottled Tailgate Cocktails by Feast + West

Smoked Brisket Texas Style by Foodal

Loaded Guacamole by foodbyjonister

Cincinnati Nachos by Foodtastic Mom

Cajun Red Beans and Andouille Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms by For the Love of Food

Grilled Shrimp Pizza by Glisten and Grace

Mini Bell Pepper Nachos by Hello Little Home

Slow Cooker Sweet Spicy Meatballs by Honey & Birch

BBQ Chicken Wontons by Lauren's Kitchen

Loaded Tailgate Tots by Life's Ambrosia

Ricotta & Fig Bites by Living Well Kitchen

Tailgate Tacos by Lizzy is Dizzy

Nashville Hot Chicken Wings by Loaves & Dishes

Cincinnati Chili Dip by Love & Flour

{Slow Cooker} BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Love Bakes Good Cakes

Tailgate Bloody Marys by Loves Food, Loves to Eat

Sweet Korean Chicken Wings by Macheesmo

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots by Me and My Pink Mixer

Beer Sangria by Mixplorology

Crab Pretzels by Mom's Messy Miracles

Hot Bacon Dip by Nik Snacks

Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar by Off the Eaten Path

Chowder Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers by Order in the Kitchen

Old Fashioned Sweet by Peanut Blossom

Baked Mac and Cheese Cups by Polka Dotted Blue Jay

Texas Toothpicks with Buttermilk Ranch by See Aimee Cook

Pretzel Turkey Meatballs (GF, DF, SF) by Shaws Simple Swaps

Hearty Vegetable Chili by Simple and Savory

Focaccia Pizza by Simplify, Live, Love

Sweet Potato Skins Stuffed with BBQ Ranch Pulled Pork by Sustaining the Powers

Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites by The BakerMama

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad by The Creative Bite

German Potato Skins by The Crumby Cupcake

Old Bay Trail Mix by The Culinary Compass

Meat Lover's Pizza Bites by The Life Jolie

Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip by The Mexitalian

Grilled Asian Chicken Wings & Shishito Peppers by The Secret Ingredient Is

Blackened Shrimp Tacos by The Speckled Palate

Honeydew Melon Refresher by Two Places at Once

Grilled Sauerkraut Stuffed Brats by West via Midwest

Sausage Apple and Sage Hand Pies by What A Girl Eats

What is your favorite tailgating recipe?

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  1. Elizabeth Thames BeShearsAugust 31, 2016 at 7:30 AM

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

  2. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Yes, loves of good comfort food during football season!

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

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