Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Brats

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What could be better than a bratwurst covered in bacon? A bacon-wrapped bratwurst filled with CHEESE and smoked!

I feel that cheese and bacon improve everything, and this dish is no exception. It’s low-carb, keto-friendly, and ready in under an hour.

So what is a bratwurst?

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Brats

Bratwurst is a sort of fresh sausage that originated in Germany:

Brt: finely chopped meat

Wurst: sausage

In the United States, bratwurst (sometimes known as brats) is particularly popular in the Midwest. They may be served on a bun like a hot dog, sliced and mixed with another meal, or just eaten on its own.

How to make Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Brats

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Brats

1.Make a cradle

With your knife, cut the bratwurst lengthwise to make a tiny cradle for your cheese. DO NOT slice through to the other side; instead, strive to cut approximately halfway through the sausage.

After slicing the brat, press the meat filling to the side to make room for the cheese.

2.Stuffthat brat

For this dish, you may use nearly any variety of cheese. Sharp cheddar is one of my favorite cheeses. In addition, I like to cut from a bigger block of cheese since it melts better.

Cut your block of cheese into five tiny rectangles. You want it to be about a half-inch shorter than the bratwurst on both ends.

3.Seal that brat

Place the cheese in the middle of the sausage, then coil the sausage around it and seal the edge with your fingers. It is critical to seal the border so that the cheese does not seep out when cooking.

4.Wrapthe brats with bacon

Wrap the bratwurst with a piece of thick-cut streaky bacon after it has been loaded with cheese.

You may use two pieces of bacon if you wish, but I prefer one so that there is no undercooked bacon on the interior of the wrap.

5.Season with bbq rub

A generous sprinkling of your preferred barbecue rub completes the dish.

I used the PS Seasoning Notorious P.I.G. rub in this recipe. It’s a combination of sugar, salt, chili pepper, and garlic that’s mildly sweet with a spicy burst at the end.

Check out these Delicious Dry Rubs for Pork if you want to make your own rub at home.

6.Fire up the smoker

Simply heat your smoker to 250°F. I used Bear Mountain Bourbon BBQ pellets to smoke them on my Camp Chef Woodwind 24 pellet smoker.

When your smoker is ready, just set the brats on the grates.

Allow them to smoke for approximately an hour, or until the internal temperature of the sausage reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit using an instant-read meat thermometer like the ThermoPro TP19.

They are ready to eat after the sausage has reached an internal temperature of at least 165°F and the bacon has crisped to your preference.

How to serve Bacon wrapped Cheddar Brats

These brats are excellent on their own, but they can also be turned into a Bacon-wrapped Cheddar Brat-dog! For an enormous portable meal, place the bacon-wrapped brat on a hot dog bun and top with spicy brown mustard.

Here are some great sides that pair perfectly with these brats:

  • Loaded Baked Potato Salad
  • The Best Pasta Salad for BBQ
  • Smoked Beer Mustard Potatoes
  • Smoked Baked Beans
  • Homemade Classic French Fries


How long does it take to smoke bacon wrapped brats?

Season the bacon all over with the barbecue rub. Cook the bacon-wrapped brats for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature of the sausage reaches 165°F, directly on the grates of your smoker. Serve right away and enjoy!

How long to smoke bacon wrapped brats at 250?

Preheat your Traeger Grills, Pitt Boss, or pellet grill at 250 degrees F. Poke holes in the skin of the bratwurst with a knife or fork to prepare them for smoking. Brats should be smoked for 45-60 minutes. The done temperature of the cooked brats is 160 degrees F, as measured using an internal read thermometer.

Do you flip brats when smoking?

We suggest rotating the sausages halfway through cooking to ensure uniform cooking and that the smoke doesn’t interfere with the taste. While smoking, keep an eye on the temperature using a kitchen thermometer. When your sausages reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, they are done.

Do you have to boil brats before smoking?

While I like beer brats, I do not advocate boiling them before smoking them. Boiling them in beer beforehand reduces the amount of flavor provided by the grill. We want the smoke flavor to come through, so beginning with raw brats on the pellet grill is the best way to go!

How long does it take to smoke brats at 225?

When smoking brats, allow 45 minutes to an hour at 225 degrees Fahrenheit. On capable models, use the Super Smoke option. Smoking your brats gives them a delicious smokey taste.

How long do you smoke brats at 275?

Preheat your smoker to 275°F and load it with your choice hardwood. Smoke. Close the cover and smoke the brats for 60-90 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the brats reaches 160 degrees F.

How to smoke brats at 225?

Preheat your smoker to 225°F and place a couple wood pieces over hot coals to smoke. 2. Place the brats in the smoker. Cook for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 155°F.

Should you poke holes in sausage before smoking?

Poking holes in your sausage will not only allow a lot of the fluids and fat to escape, resulting in a dry sausage, but it will also reduce the taste. If you’re worried about your sausages splitting or bursting, Good Food recommends cooking them on a low heat.

How do you tell if smoked brats are done?

The Wiggle Examination

The bratwursts tighten up and become just slightly tender while they cook. Pick up a brat – with tongs, of course – and wriggle it up and down as they reach the finish of the cooking process. If there is just a small bounce, it is finished.

What smoke is best for brats?

Apple wood and cherry wood are also excellent alternatives for smoking brats. Brat buns are bigger than hot dog buns and may accept larger contents.


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