Don’t those look good? The only problem is that I couldn’t find organic or local peppers around here yet. I got the idea to make these from an open house I went to recently, and it was SO easy. I started out with brats from our farmer, and what’s even more fun is that he now makes bacon-cheddar brats. They taste just as good as the store-bought cheddar brats that I used to love, much better actually, and with no junk in them!
- Brats (Maybe one brat per person? Depends on the size of your brats)
- A variety of peppers (green, red, yellow) cut into skewer size pieces
- Onions cut into skewer size pieces (If your family will eat them)
- 1/4 cup mustard
- 1/2 cup ketchup (organic or homemade to avoid high fructose corn syrup)
- 1/8 cup local raw honey
- 1/8 cup real maple syrup
Boil brats in a frying pan with a little water in the bottom until they’re cooked through. In the meantime mix together the mustard barbecue sauce. In a saucepan add the following and stir ‘til heated well: mustard, ketchup, local raw honey, and real maple syrup. These aren’t exact amounts, I just squirted and poured. Taste and see what it needs to get it how you like it.
Grill brats just long enough to get them hot and full of that yummy grilled flavor. Slice brats and put them on skewers with peppers (preferably local and organic). Brush with sauce and grill a few more minutes until the peppers (and onions if using them) are hot. NOTE: For a meal lower in carbs or for picky kids, you could leave some plain and they’re really good this way, too.
These are great by themselves with some fresh veggies on the side, or if you’re not watching your carbs you could serve it with some rice or my Roasted Crispy Herbed Potatoes or my Stove-top Macaroni and Cheese.
- More yummy low carb ideas
- More main dish or side dish ideas
- Part of Pennywise Platter carnival, Finer Things Friday and Simple Lives Thursday
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