Two Peas and Their Pod

Bacon Wrapped Bratwursts

On Saturday we had a tailgating party for the Utah vs. BYU game. We look forward to this rivalry game every year. It is usually at the end of the season, but since both teams are in different conferences this year, it came early. We were ready though! We had some friends over to watch the big game and to enjoy some good eats. Josh was in charge of the grill and made Bacon Wrapped Bratwursts for the meat lovers.

Josh wrapped a piece of bacon around each brat and used a toothpick to hold the bacon in place. He put the brats on soaked skewers so they wouldn’t curl up. He wanted them to fit the buns nicely. So if you don’t want a “curly” brat, use Josh’s tip and skewer the brats before grilling.

Josh grilled the bacon wrapped brats until the brats were cooked and the bacon was slightly crispy. He was salivating while grilling:) He was so proud of his “man food.”

When the brats were done cooking, he placed them in buns with sauteed onions and peppers. He served Bush’s Maple Cured Baked Beans on the side-his favorite. He loves the big, thick chunks of bacon with the hint of sweet maple syrup. The guys were in heaven with this meal! Perfect game day food!

We made sure we had a radio on outside by the grill so everyone could here the pre-game coverage. Then, we all moved inside to cheer on our Utes. We didn’t want our guests to miss any of the action:) Luckily, the Utes pulled out a BIG win. They beat BYU 54-10. GO UTES!

We had a great time at our party and everyone loved Josh’s Bacon Wrapped Brats. Stay tuned for my vegetarian friendly tailgating recipe. We had something for everyone at our party:)

Bacon Wrapped Bratwursts

Yield: Serces 6

Cook Time: 7-10 minutes


6 bratwursts
6 pieces of bacon
2 onions, sliced
2 green peppers, cut into strips
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 bratwurst buns


1. Wrap a piece or bacon around each bratwurst. Use 2-3 toothpicks to hold bacon in place. Place a soaked skewer through each bratwurst. This keeps the brat from curling up when cooking.

2. Cook bacon wrapped brats on the grill over medium-high heat. Rotate the brats a couple of times while cooking. Grill for about 7-10 minutes or until brats and bacon are cooked all the way through.

3. While the brats are cooking, add onion and green pepper in a medium skillet that has been coated with olive oil. Saute until tender over medium high heat.

4. Serve bacon wrapped brats in buns with onions and peppers. Serve warm.


This is a sponsored post on behalf of Bush’s Beans. All opinions are our own.

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65 Responses to “Bacon Wrapped Bratwursts”

  1. Erica — September 19, 2011 @ 3:59 am

    My j would love these and the beans too!! Something about guys and bacon!!

  2. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — September 19, 2011 @ 4:21 am

    My hubby would love these!

    I made some beans over the weekend using some Bush’s beans that I won in your giveaway a few months ago!

  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) — September 19, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    pork-wrapped pork…does it get any better?! i’m bookmarking this for a future tailgating party line-up!

  4. Candace — September 19, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    That is some delicious looking ‘man food’! We are fond of anything wrapped in bacon around our house; but, we’ve never thought of wrapping it around sausage before grilling it. That’s brilliant! Pinning this one. Thanks!

  5. Jen — September 19, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    Oh man, how did I never think of this? My husband and I eat brats probably once a month or so, it my go-to quick meal on evenings when I’m really busy and we don’t want to order delivery. I always boil my brats in beer for about an hour before actually cooking them, it gives them a great flavor and they stay nice and juicy. :)

  6. leslie — September 19, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    Ohhhh my goodness. Wrapped in bacon??? I will go wipe the drool from my mouth now.

  7. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — September 19, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    Beautiful photographs! And, what a great grilling tip. I had not idea that putting in the skewer would prevent shrinking.

  8. Lynn — September 19, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    My husband would love these! These are definitely a great game day food. Bacon makes everything better. And I love the skewer tip about keeping the bratwurts from shrinking and curling up. That is a great tip.

  9. Bev Weidner — September 19, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    Just looking at those brats has me shivering with all kinds of glee.

  10. Jenny Flake — September 19, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    Wow, now that is my kind of Brat! Looks fantastic :) I keep checking twitter to see if baby boy is coming, so excited for you guys!! xoxo

  11. Lori @ RecipeGirl — September 19, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    That’s my kinda brat too. Love it!!

  12. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — September 19, 2011 @ 9:49 am

    I think this is “everyone food!” Looks delicious :)

  13. Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook — September 19, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    Awesome “man food” right here. Good job Josh!

  14. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — September 19, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    Oh Maria, you have just made my day. Bacon wrapped ANYTHING is high on my A list. :)

  15. CouponClippingCook — September 19, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    Love this idea. So easy and something different. I’m sure they smelled so good while they were cooking…(and after too of course!)

  16. Jaime — September 19, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    I hesitate to leave a post, since the game, for me, was, in fact, a tragedy. But the brats look delicious. Never thought of wrapping them in bacon.

    Hope the baby comes soon. :)

  17. Deborah — September 19, 2011 @ 11:38 am

    I’m not a man, but I’m pretty sure I’d LOVE one of these!!

  18. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — September 19, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    Yum! What a great idea. After all, bacon makes anything better, right?

  19. Kami — September 19, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    Wow! Those look awesome! Bacon wins every time!

  20. Laurie @SimplyScratch — September 19, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    Oh lord… I might just die right here and now. Sounds evil… and delicious! LOVE IT!

  21. Mari @ Mari's Cakes — September 19, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    My husband will LOVE this. It looks very tasty, the baked beans make the perfect side dish. Thanks

  22. Ana F. — September 19, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    Bratwurst + bacon = best combo ever! How come I’ve never though of this before? Great idea!

  23. Emily — September 19, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    Love your bamboo plates and will look forward to reading about your vegetarian game day recipes!

  24. Bonnie — September 19, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    I LOVE bacon on everything and anything! thank you Maria! I always forget about wrapping meat in bacon!

  25. Melanie — September 19, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    I live in the land of the Brat (Wisconsin) and I’m pretty sure this version beats anything I’ve seen out here. Delicious!

  26. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — September 19, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    omg these look delish! Hope you’re still feeling good!

  27. Wenderly — September 19, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    Yummy! What a clever idea! My Yanni will LOVE this!

  28. Lindsay — September 19, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    Mmm…delish. The only thing missing is swiss cheese. I always melt a slice of swiss cheese on our brats before serving.

  29. Courtney — September 19, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

    Wow, hubby would love this!! :)

  30. The Newlywed Chefs — September 19, 2011 @ 7:44 pm

    You had us at bacon :)

  31. Natalie @ Perrys' Plate — September 19, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    Ohh… that game was absolutely embarrassing. I went to BYU, but I’m not a die-hard cougar football fan. (I don’t like football period.) That being said, my heart still hurt for them!

    And wrapping anything in bacon is a good idea. :)

  32. Susie — September 19, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    Everything is better with bacon!! These look so good – and would be perfect to serve at the next football game get together at our house! Thank you!!

  33. Katrina — September 19, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

    That game was miserable. That’s all I’m saying. 😉
    Thinking about ya knowing baby pea is coming soon!

  34. Joanne — September 19, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    I love that you guys compliment each other so well! I feel like whenever you host a bbq your guests get the best of the meat and veg-eating worlds!

  35. Pamc — September 19, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    Anything tastes better wrapped in bacon! YUM!

  36. Annie~Savor This Moment — September 20, 2011 @ 12:01 am

    Holy pork products, Batman! We are brat and bacon lovers in our house, but putting them together would be new for us!

  37. susan — September 20, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    wow – how decadent!

  38. I am from WI, so we are serious about our Brats! This is anything but traditional, but it looks so good! Anything with bacon is better!

  39. Liz @ Southern Charm — September 20, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    {drooling} .. these look AMAZING!!!!!

  40. Cookbook Queen — September 20, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    Those look amazing!! Two of my favorite things. BIG mistake reading this at lunchtime!!

    And I love the tip for skewering the brats…I will definitely be trying!!

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