Bacon Brat Bites with Honey Mustard Beer Glaze
Prep Time: 15 mins.
1 19 oz. package of Farmland® Boulevard Beer Brats, any flavor
3 12 oz. bottles of Boulevard Beer (flavor to match brats), divided
1 cup of Brown Sugar
1/4 cup of Honey Mustard
2 teaspoons of BBQ Seasoning Blend
8 slices of Farmland® Double Smoked Bacon, cut in half
1. Poke each brat with a fork 3 times; place in deep skillet. Reserve ½ cup beer for glaze; pour remaining beer over brats. Heat to boiling on high; reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes until internal temperature reaches 160°F, turning occasionally.
2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 425°F. Combine brown sugar, reserved ½ cup beer, honey mustard and BBQ seasoning blend in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently; boil 2 minutes.
3. Cut each brat into 3 equal-sized pieces. Wrap each with half slice of bacon; secure with wooden pick and place in 11x7-inch baking pan. Bake at 425°F for 15 to 20 minutes until bacon is browned and crisp.
4. Carefully grab each brat bite using the wooden pick and dip into honey mustard glaze. Return to baking pan and place in oven for 5 minutes. Serve with remaining glaze for dipping.