Fun Fridays Finale: Beer and Bratburger Recipe

A month’s worth of easy recipes to prepare, our special Fun Fridays series is coming to an end. So let’s end it with a bang! A bratburger recipe bang…
With a holiday right around the corner it might be a good idea to bone up on your grilling skills, but beef patties are so passé. Enjoy the warm summer evenings and grill yourself a burger made with 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, crack a Belgian beer, and call it a night.
In a large bowl, lightly beat one egg. Add 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon white pepper, 1/2 teaspoon ground mace, 1/2 teaspoon  nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon  ginger and mix. Add 1 ½ pounds of ground pork, and knead until well blended.


Form five nice fat patties and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Get a jump on Saturday’s chores by cutting the grass while you wait—it counts as a workout, too!
Heat your grill to medium flames and grill for 10 minutes. Flip and grill for another 10 minutes. The internal temperature should reach 160 degrees.


A special beer calls for my cool John Lennon glass.

Chow down on these bratburgers and start your weekend!
Did you try any of the Fun Friday meals? Which was your favorite? —Karen

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