BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

December 27 2010

Brian's Favorites - Johnsonville Brat Poppers

18 Jalapeno Chiles
1 pkg. (16oz.) Johnsonville Smoked Brats
1 pkg(16 oz.) Bacon, cut into thirds

Using a sharp knife, slice 1/4 inch off the stem end of the chilies, discard the stem. Using a small knife or vegetable peeler, remove seeds and spines of the chili peppers, discard.

Dice the sausages into small pieces and stuff the chilies with the sausage. Cover the sausage with a 1/3rd strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick.

Grill the brat bullets over medium heat until evenly roasted and the bacon is crisp.

*To reduce the spiciness of the chili peppers you can substitute a mild banana pepper in place of the jalapenos.