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Cheesy Brat Dogs

COOK TIME
20 mins
PREP TIME
30 mins
SERVINGS
8
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Elizabeth Heiskell
COOK TIME
20 mins
PREP TIME
30 mins
SERVINGS
8
RATE THIS RECIPE
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Ingredients

Brats
  • 8 uncooked brats
  • 1 medium-large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • beer, to cover, about 3 to 4 cans
  • 8 split top hot dog buns
  • Cheese Spread
  • 1 pound extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 6 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Chef notes

    If I am not drinking coffee or water, I am drinking beer. Any recipe using beer in the ingredients, I am all in. Cooking the brats in beer helps to infuse an extra layer of flavor to these tasty dogs.

    Swap option: You may use regular hot dog buns if you can't find the split top ones, it will just make broiling more challenging.

    Preparation

    For the brats:

    Place brats in Dutch oven with onions and butter. Cover brats with beer. Bring to boil and reduce to a simmer until brats are cooked, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove brats and set aside beer mixture.

    Heat a medium-large skillet over medium-high heat. Place brats in hot skillet until golden-brown. Return to beer mixture until ready to serve or serve immediately after grilling.

    For the cheese spread:

    Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl until well combined and smooth.

    To assemble:

    Preheat broiler to medium-high heat.

    Place each cooked brat in a split top bun. Top with generous amount of cheese spread. Broil until cheese spread is bubbling hot.