Can’t Decide Between Brats or Burgers? Make Both With the Bratburger


Tomorrow is the 4th of July, and you know what that means—parties and grilling galore! And when we grill for a crowd, my husband and I always debate the same question: Should we do brats or burgers? Followed up by: How many? Ending with: Us barely having enough of both for everyone or us having A TON of one of them leftover. Who feels me? Well, Karen over on Fit Bottomed Eats has a solution for this.

FBG readers, meet the Bratburger. Bratburger, meet the FBG readers.

A mix of pork and sharp cheddar, it tastes like a bratwurst but without all that grease. Serve it on a whole-wheat bun piled high with cole slaw, alongside a beer and this healthy and festive potato salad, and call it a 4th to remember.

Get the full Bratburger recipe here! —Jenn


  1. says

    Wow! This is great! I would love to make Bratburgers for my husband and kids.

    These are my ingredients:

    2 tablespoons freshly ground white pepper
    2 teaspoons rubbed sage
    1 teaspoon ground mace
    1 teaspoon ground celery seed
    1 3/4 pounds pork shoulder, diced
    1/4 pound fat back, diced
    2 tablespoons kosher salt
    1 tablespoon brat spice mix

    Spicy Kraut:

    1 cup store-bought sauerkraut
    1 tablespoon diced bacon
    1/4 cup onion, sliced
    2 tablespoons white wine
    2 juniper berries, crushed
    1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
    1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
    1 tablespoon garlic-chili paste


    8 slices gruyere cheese
    8 slices bacon, cooked
    Large hamburger buns, toasted


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