Bacon Wrapped Bratwursts with Beer Cheese Sauce | Hey Grill, Hey

This is a perfect example of something that can easily be converted to a keto-friendly meal! Just eat the bratwurst with a slice of cheddar cheese instead of the dipping cheese, and omit the bun!

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins

Total Time 35 mins

Crispy bacon wrapped bratwursts are smothered in a rich beer cheese sauce.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Party Food
Servings: 6 people
Author: Susie Bulloch

Ingredients
6 bratwursts
12 slices bacon

Beer Cheese Sauce
(To make a keto friendly version of this, I would omit the flour. Alternatively, you could experiment with coconut, almond or some other flour substitute. Personally, I would just use a slice of cheddar cheese).

3 Tablespoons salted butter
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour (experiment with flour substitutes, if you want to make the sauce.)
3/4 cup whole milk
3/4 cup beer (preferably an ale)
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (less if you want the sauce to be mild)
3 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill to 400-450 degrees F for indirect grilling.
  • Wrap each bratwurst with two strips of bacon. Tuck the ends of the bacon strips or secure with toothpicks so the bacon doesn’t unravel on the grill.
  • Cook the bratwursts on indirect heat for 10-15 minutes, turning frequently until the internal temperature of the bratwursts reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Once your brats are on the grill, start the beer cheese sauce.
  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and whisk in the flour until a thick paste forms.
  • Pour in the milk and whisk constantly, breaking up any clumps, until the mixture comes to a boil. Stir in the beer, again whisking constantly, until the sauce is smooth.
  • Reduce the heat to low and stir in the dijon mustard, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Add the cheese to the sauce in batches and stir in slowly until the cheese is entirely melted.
  • Toast your bratwursts buns on the grill and then start serving the bacon wrapped bratwursts in the toasty buns alongside the warm beer cheese sauce. I find it best to keep the sauce warming in the skillet during serving to prevent the cheese from getting hard. Enjoy!!

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