These Barbecue Pizza Bratwursts take all the flavors of your favorite pizza and reinvents them as toppings for your brat. A toasted bun is layered with grilled red onions and bratwurst before being drizzled with barbecue sauce, covered in melted mozzarella cheese and sprinkled with cilantro.
After living in Wisconsin for seven years while my husband completed his residency, I feel like it’s made an impression on our entire family. Cheese curds? Love them! Beer? Some of my favorites are made there. Brats? We never missed heading to the World’s Largest Brat Fest each Memorial Day weekend. I’m usually quite the brat purist, but I’m definitely willing to make an exception for these Barbecue Pizza Bratwursts.
Speaking of brats, did you know that Bratsgiving – aka National Bratwurst Day – is celebrated on August 16th? It also happens to be our wedding anniversary which means a double celebration! It also means a day to go all out when preparing your brats which is how I came up with this recipe. Typically I’m a boil in beer, grill and serve with onions and mustard type of brat girl, but not for Bratsgiving!
These Barbecue Pizza Bratwursts take all the flavors of your favorite pizza and reinvents them as toppings for your brat. A toasted bun is layered with grilled red onions and bratwurst before being drizzled with barbecue sauce, covered in melted mozzarella cheese and sprinkled with cilantro. You’ll be singing the praises of the grillmaster having one or two – or three! – of these brats.
And not just any brat will do – it has to be a Johnsonville! Living in Wisconsin, I quickly learned that they were the absolute best. They also happen to be the number one brand of bratwursts sold nationally! Johnsonville brats are made with premium cuts of pork and a proprietary blend of spice. They also happen to be gluten free. You can find a full assortment of Johnsonville brats at your local Walmart, my favorite are their Original Brats which I used for this recipe.
Now through September 7, the next time you toss pork on the grill, snap a photo and tag it with #GrillPorkSweeps on Instagram. If you tag your photo and fill out the sweepstakes form on GrillPork.org you’ll be entered to win a year’s worth of free groceries from Walmart and other great prizes from Johnsonville, Smithfield and A1! Photos with the hashtag will be uploaded to GrillPork.org.
Ready to celebrate Bratsgiving? You’re in luck! I’ve got an amazing grilling kit to send to one lucky winner that will really help you kick your celebration off right. You’ll receive (Retail value: $150) – a Johnsonville grilling kit, Smithfield/Farmland coupons, Pork branded apron, Pork branded brush, A1 product, Johnsonville coupons, meat thermometer, $75 Walmart gift card.
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I was compensated by the National Pork Board as a member of One2One Network to create a recipe for Bratsgiving. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting this sponsor that allows me the opportunity to create content, such as this, for Melanie Makes.