Confession: Ever since I first tried Ya Damn Skippy Porter from Blue Stallion @bluestallionbc I've thought of nothing but returning! This time I paired it with beer cheese nachos from @dads_favorites 💯 This is a Lex Saturday y'all! 🍻 #kykicksass
Bacon Wrapped Bratwursts with Beer Cheese Sauce are a delicious mash-up of some of the world’s tastiest foods. Juicy grilled brats, crispy bacon, and melty, rich beer cheese sauce. You’ll want to save this recipe!! It’s perfect hand-held food for your backyard get-togethers or tailgating parties!
▪️12 slices bacon
🔸Beer Cheese Sauce
▪️3 Tablespoons salted butter
▪️3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
▪️3/4 cup whole milk
▪️3/4 cup beer (preferably an ale)
▪️1 teaspoon dijon mustard
▪️1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
▪️1/4 teaspoon salt
▪️1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (less if you want the sauce to be mild)
▪️3 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese
1️⃣Preheat your grill to 400-450 degrees F for indirect grilling.
2️⃣Wrap each bratwurst with two strips of bacon. Tuck the ends of the bacon strips or secure with toothpicks so the bacon doesn't unravel on the grill.
3️⃣Cook the bratwursts on indirect heat for 10-15 minutes, turning frequently, until the internal temperature of the bratwursts reaches 165 degrees F.
4️⃣Once your brats are on the grill, start the beer cheese sauce.
5️⃣In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and whisk in the flour until a thick paste forms.
6️⃣Pour in the milk and whisk constantly, breaking up any clumps, until the mixture comes to a boil. Stir in the beer, again whisking constantly, until the sauce is smooth.
7️⃣Reduce the heat to low and stir in the dijon mustard, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.
8️⃣Add the cheese to the sauce in batches and stir in slowly until the cheese is entirely melted.
9️⃣Toast your bratwursts buns on the grill and then start serving the bacon wrapped bratwursts in the toasty buns alongside the warm beer cheese sauce. I find it best to keep the sauce warming in the skillet during serving to prevent the cheese from getting hard. Enjoy!!
🆓Tips: This recipe starts with tradition German style uncooked bratwursts. Don’t buy anything pre-cooked for this recipe or your brats will be overdone and dry before your bacon is crisp. Speaking of bacon, keep it simple.