A filling recipe for even the biggest football fan


Ahh, football season. You are gracing us with your presence once again.

I know I’m not alone when I say that this is truly a special time of year. Between waking up at the crack of dawn to stake out the best tailgating spot (I’m talking 4 a.m. early), endless games of Cornhole and a mass amount of grilled delectables – which are acceptable to share with total strangers under these circumstances only, given they are rooting for the same team – the fall season is an exciting time to be a pigskin fan, even if you’re just in it for the perks.

Even though these amenities are equally weighted in importance to some, there is undoubtedly no question which one reigns supreme to me – food.

Low and behold, I present you with a new tailgating recipe fit for any crowd: The Big Ol’ Beer Brat Sub.

I found this from the Sandwich King himself, Jeff Mauro. This sub combines a party-pleasing quantity with a cook-out favorite. The combination of brats, Velveeta and a two-foot-long baguette creates a mouthwatering sandwich that everyone can enjoy.

What you need to double-check in your pantry or put on your shopping list:

  • Two 12-ounce cans lager or pilsner beer
  • Three Granny Smith apples
  • One onion
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Four fresh bratwurst sausages
  • 6 oz. Velveeta cheese
  • Chopped pickled jalapenos
  • Dijon mustard
  • 24-inch baguette
  • Sauerkraut

This creation can feed up to eight hungry mouths and takes less than an hour to prepare. In fact, it only takes 20 minutes to cook.

The overall idea is simple. You cook the beer brats, grill them, douse them with kraut and cheese, and put them on a bun. There are many ways to customize this tasty tailgate treat, but for the full recipe, visit click here.

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