Today being National Cheeseburger Day, I thought it appropriate to publish a recipe. But this is not your ordinary average recipe. This is an amped-up, unique, fabulous twist on a cheeseburger that you will L.O.V.E. Even better, their miniature size makes them perfect for tailgating at the next Notre Dame game, or even at home watching with your family. They are super simple, and grill up quickly.
Here are my ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds bratwurst
1/4 cup dark beer
12 dinner rolls
15 cubes of Colby cheese (approx 1/2 inch)
1/2 can sauerkraut
Remove the bratwurst meat from its’ casing, and discard casing. Mix bratwurst meat in medium bowl with the beer.
Take a small handful of meat and form into a thin patty on a cutting board.
Place a cube of cheese in the middle of the patty, and put a small amount of meat on top of the cheese.
Form the meat around the cheese until you have essentially a large meatball. This recipe should make fifteen ‘meatballs’.
Grill the burgers! Keep in mind that this is mostly pork, so the burgers must be completely cooked through. No medium or medium rare this time.
Split each roll into a bun, and build your burger. Add sauerkraut to the top.
You don’t even need to warm the sauerkraut, the heat from the burger warms it nicely. Add spicy brown mustard if desired.