Perfect for a spring or summer Friday night, these deer brats are amazing:
Shoot deer. Gut deer. Transport deer to processor and have brats made. (These jalapeno cheese brats came from the buck I shot in the Crazy Mountains of Montana last November, and were made by H&H Meats in Missoula, though a deer you shoot and gut anywhere will do.)
Simmer thawed brats in mixture of half-water, half-beer for 20-25 minutes. Do not boil brats, just a low, slow simmer on medium heat. Roll brats occasionally.
As brats simmer, sip remainder of leftover beer. Heat gas grill and chill one more beer.
After 25 minutes, remove brats from stove and drain water/beer mix. Reduce grill to medium-low. Add brats and grill, covered, for 6-8 minutes.
Remove from grill, serve with mustard on a paper plate, add a few side veggies (optional) and enjoy (no bun, low-carb). Crack second beer. These amazing brats deserve to be washed down with your favorite brew.
Hey BD, got a recipe for the brats- I have a grinder just waiting for something other than plane Jane ground. Will try and contact for a summer bull session in Tioga/Potter
Guess we’ll have to make our own with a felt tip marker. Hate to mess up my Genny Cream Ale koozie though.
Hey Mike,They look delicious! Will have to give them a try. I agree with Dean on the koozies. Keeps your beverage ice cold, and a they’re a good conversation piece.
Jalapeno and cheese deer summer sausage is good also.
Hanback, I only have one issue with your instructions. Actually, It’s not an issue, but I am unfamiliar with the word sip? What does that mean? LOL!
And, did you switch brands there?
O.K. Now for the real question: What does a fellow have to do to obtain one of those sweet Big Deer Coozies?? ;)
Nothing I repeat nothing makes great tasting brats like 2/3 bear meat with 1/3 venison mixed in .
Browned in 2 tblsp of olive oil in a cast iron skillet, then tossed on a covered grill for 6 minutes or so. Don’t waste the beer on cooking just keep them handy for the grilling session. Grill some veggies in a basket to go as a side.
Eat and drink a couple cans for dessert! YUMMY!!