When it comes to classic grill recipes, few dishes match the popularity and universal appeal of grilled bratwursts. Brats are a type of German sausage that have been a staple of Midwestern cuisine for decades, and they have since become a popular dish across the United States and beyond. What makes brats so beloved is their juicy, meaty flavor, which is perfectly complemented by a slightly charred exterior. And there’s just something about the sizzling sound of sausages cooking on the grill that’s simply irresistible.
Whether you’re spending a weekend camping in the great outdoors or simply firing up the grill in your backyard, this grilled brats recipe is one the whole family will love. It’s simple to make, easy to serve, and tastes absolutely delicious. And if you do happen to be out camping or hiking and don’t have access to a full-size grill, our Otzi flat pack camping grills are portable, lightweight, and the perfect on-the-go cooking solution for this juicy bratwurst recipe.
Tips for cooking on an Otzi flat pack grill:
- Give the coals or wood some time to burn down. The skewers are a great way to easily cook the brats evenly, but you’ll want to let the coals burn down before cooking the brats over the open flame. If stomaches are rumbling and you want to get cooking right away, use the grill plate rather than the skewers and adjust the grill height according to the heat of the fire. This will prevent the brats from burning if the fire hasn’t had a chance to burn down.
- Turn the brats frequently to ensure they cook evenly and stay nice and juicy.
- While brats are cooking on the skewers, cook veggies on the grill plate above so your toppings are ready at the same time as the brats. If you cook the brats on the grill plate, you can place the veggies around the brats to cook.
- When brats and veggies are almost done, toast your buns on the grill plate for added crispiness and flavor.
Grilled Brats and Peppers Hoagie Recipe
A mouthwatering bratwurst recipe that will become your new camping staple!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
4 Brats, we recommend Johnsonville Original
4 Hoagie rolls
1/2 Red bell pepper, sliced into strips
1/2 Yellow bell pepper, sliced into strips
1/2 Green bell pepper, sliced into strips
1 White onion, sliced into strips
6 oz Mushrooms sliced, we recommend Baby Bella
2 Cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp Mayo
Salt & pepper to taste
Olive oil spray, we recommend Misto
- Start grill with charcoal or wood, and allow to burn down.
- While you wait for the coals to burn down, cut bell pepper and onion lengthwise into strips, slice mushrooms, and mince garlic.
- Put brats on skewers and place over coals, turning often to cook evenly. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until fully done.
- While brats are cooking, place grill plate above skewers and spray with olive oil spray. Place mushrooms, bell peppers and onion on grill top, cooking for 4-5 minutes then flipping.
- Add hoagie buns to grill top, face down first for 1-2 minutes. Flip and spray with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic. Remove veggies and bread from grill once ready.
- Spread mayo on bread and add veggies and brats. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!
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