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Excellent Grilled bacon wrapped Bratwurst! Grill some Brats wrapped in bacon and finished on the smokey grill until crispy and brown. A Quick, yummy, summertime meal! Have a Low-Carb, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free (If using gluten free buns) grilled bacon wrapped bratwurst for dinner!  Try them with Caramelized onions.
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst are so tasty. Make these n your grill for a delicious meal. Http://HomemadeFoodJunkie.com

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst are so tasty. Make these on your grill for a delicious meal.


We love our grill. Some of our favorite meals are made there. We wait all through the winter for the weather to warm so we can enjoy Grilled Mango shrimp Salad, Grilled Salmon Kabobs, Grilled Chicken Salad, Grilled Chicken wraps and so many other fantastic and easy summer meals made on our grill.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst

2018 UPDATE: Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst is one of our very favorite dinners! And it is the FIRST recipe we are grilling outside this year. On our NEW grill. We pretty much used up two grills since I last updated this post!

The first time I ever ate a bratwurst It wasn’t made the way I’m showing you today. I had my first grilled bratwurst at a street fair at our local street fair and parade A LONG time ago. We were doing a fundraiser.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst. The bacon adds a crispy outer layer of flavor and texture. Bacon and Brats are a Bang up Team!

Our 4-H group leader, Kay, set up her R.V. as an outdoor kitchen and grilled brats to improve our groups budget. It was an Amazingly fun way to learn about these delicious meaty treats. Kay loaded them up with sauerkraut and caramelized onions and put them on a bun. Wonderful! I hung out by her R.V. ‘kitchen’ all day long.

Fast forward many many years. Kayti and Brian stopped by with an armload of yummy bratwurst, bacon and the works for our dinner. We LOVE bratwurst this way. We hope you enjoy them wrapped in bacon and home grilled as much as we do. Tired of hamburgers? These are perfect outdoor grill food. Stuff them in a bun…or not. They will stand alone on a plate just fine.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst Grilled on medium heat about 8 minutes a side.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst Recipe Notes:

Grilled bacon wrapped Bratwurst are Excellent! Grill some boiled Brats wrapped in bacon and finish on the smokey grill until crispy and brown.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst with fruit and white corn tortillas. Just for fun. No bun required.

Serve bacon wrapped brats with no bun at all for a Keto friendly low carb entree’. Need a side suggestion? This delicious grilled dinner Companions excellently with bacon broccoli salad  (another low carb recipe) YUM!

Dave and I shared a Grilled bacon wrapped Bratwurst meal on our (finally) finished front porch. It was our christening dinner. Our first Alfresco meal of the year, our first dinner on our awesome porch, and our first dinner grilled on our brand new grill. That’s a lot of firsts!

It was a wonderful evening and yummy meal. We dipped the bacon wrapped brats in chili sauce and mustard. Dave Loves corn tortillas so they were his side. The fruit and peppers were also great palate cleansers and added nuances of flavor to our meaty meal.

There are SO many great ways to enjoy this simple grilled recipe. Add Sauerkraut and caramelized onions if you have them. These Bratwurst are SO good  many many different ways. The bacon layer adds more flavor and fat for a knockout satisfying dinner!

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst are crispy on the outside and juicy inside. Dip them in your favorite condiments.

Instructions for Grilled Bacon Wrapped Brats:

To reduce the grease flare ups while grilling here are a few suggestions:

  1. Boil the bratwurst in water on your stove before wrapping in bacon and grilling to reduce grill flare-ups.
  2. Keep a spray bottle handy next to the grill and spray the grill flare ups down as you cook them.
  3. Use PRE-COOKED bacon. I bought precooked bacon at Costco. It worked great to keep the brats cooking juices inside the casing the bacon made. Crispy and juicy. Yum!

    Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst with store bought precooked bacon

    Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst with store bought precooked bacon. I did NOT cook the bratwurst on the grill first this time. I had to finish them in the microwave since they didn’t cook all the way through.

  • Grill brats on 300 degrees for 15 minutes or until cooked through with no pink in the middle.( We cooked them at 350 degree F with the precooked bacon with no flare ups)
  • Remove brats from grill. Let cool until you can handle them.
  • Wrap 2 slices of bacon around each brat and secure end of bacon with toothpick through the brat.
  • When all the brats are wrapped in bacon, take back to grill.
  • Grill at 300 degrees an additional 10 minutes, turning frequently.
  • Brats are done when bacon is nicely browned and crisped and the bratwurst is cooked completely.*remember to remove the toothpick before serving*
  • Grill buns if desired and add your preferred condiments. Divine!!!

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    Grilled bratwurst are made even more scrumptious wrapped in smoky bacon and grilled to a juicy, crispy finish. Our recipe is easy to follow and yields a delicious grilled main dish for your summertime bbq. #baconwrapped #grilledbratwurst #recipe #easy #juicy #bbq

 

517 Calories / Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst

Fat                  72%   47 g

Carbs             1%        3 g

Protein      37%       19 g

 

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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst
Yield: 6 bratwurst

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Excellent Grilled bacon wrapped Bratwurst! Grill some Brats wrapped in bacon and finished on the smokey grill until crispy and brown. A Quick, yummy, summertime meal! Have a keto friendly, Low-Carb, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free (If using gluten free brats)grilled bacon wrapped bratwurst for dinner!

Ingredients

  • 6 Bratwurst, or however many you need for the crowd you're feeding
  • 12 slices of maple flavored bacon, 2 pieces of bacon per brat

Instructions

  1. Grill brats on 300 degrees for 15 minutes. 
  2. Remove brats from grill. Let cool until you can handle them.
  3. Wrap 2 slices of bacon around each brat and secure end of bacon with toothpick through the brat.
  4. When all the brats are wrapped in bacon, take back to grill.
  5. Grill at 300 degrees an additional 10 minutes, turning frequently.
  6. Brats are done when bacon is nicely browned and crisped. *Remember to remove the toothpick before serving*

Notes

The nutritional information is accurate WITHOUT a bun or condiments. This recipe is Keto friendly, dairy free, gluten free(if using gluten free brats) and Low carb. Enjoy!

To reduce flare up use pre-cooked bacon (I bought mine at the store), or pre-boil the brats on your stove to reduce the fat, or spray the grill often with water to keep the flames down..

Nutrition Information


Amount Per Serving Calories 517

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Maliah

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

I dnt have precooked bacon on hand so I was wondering if i could use reg bacon if maybe i cooked it til its halfway done first then follow your recipe??? Or what do you suggest?

Diane

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

Hi Maliah, You can use precooked or regular bacon. The difference is going to be that the regular bacon(not pre boiled) will drip fat in your BBQ and catch fire. So if you do that have a Spray bottle of water handy to put out the fires. It will taste delish!

Katy

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Thay look unbelievably tasty! I wii definetly try your recipe!

Diane

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Hi Kayti, Thanks for stopping by. Please let us know how this recipe works for you. One of our favorites.

Nettie

Friday 19th of May 2017

Thank you for contributing! https://communitytable.parade.com/587831/nettiemoore/top-25-grilled-recipes-to-make-your-summer-delicious/

Nettie Mooreorlesscooking.com

Diane

Friday 19th of May 2017

Thank you for including us Nettie! Will be happy to share the post:)

Steve

Monday 20th of July 2015

Wow! Looks great and no cholesterol. Just kidding. I may try it this evening.

homemadefoodjunkie

Monday 20th of July 2015

Thanks for dropping by Steve. I hope you love these as much as we do! Consider it a treat worthy of it's cholesterol. lol

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