Everyday Mom's Meals. I started blogging in May 2010 and could have never imagined the wonderful foodie community it would allow me to become a part of! I am wife to my husband Adam of 9 years and a stay at home mom to our very active almost 8 year old, Alex. We enjoy home style recipes that are easy yet delicious. My recipes are perfect for everyone from the novice cook to the experienced home cook; and I hope you visit EMM very soon! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Sometimes I feel like Super Mom. Or should I say, I am made to feel
like Super Mom. My husband and son are always telling me what a great
job I do keeping our lives running. From house work, to meal planning,
cooking, schedule keeping, (let's face it the list could go on and on) I
try really hard to keep it all moving along smoothly. And I will admit,
being a super organized person helps me do this. So when it's time to
go to the grocery store each week, there I am, list and coupons in hand,
following it very closely, getting exactly what we need, at the best
price. A couple weeks ago, I was strolling the aisles, but will admit
was in a bit of a hurry, when I came to "buns" on my list. Okay, grab
some hamburger buns and move on. Done. It wasn't until quite a few days
later I discovered the mistake I had made. If I would have taken 2
minutes to look in my cart double checking what I needed those buns for,
I would have seen bratwursts. That's right. I needed brat/hot
dog buns not hamburger buns. Hence, the oops! So I'm standing in my
kitchen ready to cook these brats wondering how I'm going to salvage
this one. Yes, I could serve them w/o buns, but we really like them
nestled in a soft bun.
Then it hit me. Turn those brats into burgers!
Genius, I know. Okay, maybe not genius, b/c I have heard of them before,
and I think you can even buy them like that, but I felt pretty proud of
myself! They turned out perfectly for those round buns, and I have to
say for not being the biggest bratwurst fan, I really enjoyed them! We
all make mistakes, but thank goodness for those moments when we can hide
them really and deliciously well!
Makes 4 burgers
5 original bratwurst, thawed and casings removed
2 TBS grill seasoning
3 TBS olive oil, divided
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 medium white onion, thinly sliced
Mustard if desired
Salt and Pepper to taste
a medium bowl combine bratwurst and grill seasoning. Mix well with
hands. Add 1 TBS olive oil and combine well. Score meat into 4 even
sections. Form each section into a patty, indenting the center of each
slightly with your thumb. (This will insure even cooking) Preheat grill
to medium high. Spray w/ cooking spray. Sear burgers on each side for
2-3 minutes. Then reduce heat to low and continue to cook about 10
minutes until no longer pink. While burgers are cooking, heat 2 TBS oil
in medium skillet. Add peppers and onions. Season w/ salt and peppers.
Saute' until browned and tender, about 10 minutes. Serve burgers with
mustard and pepper/onion mixture.
*NOTE* When flipping burgers, spray spatula with cooking spray also to prevent sticking.