No Ordinary Burger—Johnsonville Recipe, Contest and Giveaway

We are still in prime grilling season here in the South, and we’ll use the grill at our house well until October.

Now is the time of year to experiment with new recipes and try new things full of char-grilled goodness.

Johnsonville would like you to try their new Original Bratwurst Patties and Mild Italian Sausage Patties.


Create a recipe for one of these new products and you could win FREE GROCERIES FROM WALMART FOR A YEAR! See the contest site here and the full contest rules here.

Check it out! Those summers perfecting your patty-flipping technique and years spent watching Bobby Flay might pay off.

For my own recipe (not for the contest), I selected the Original Bratwurst Patties. I’d heard good things about the flavor from friends who’d already tried it and liked it.

Johnsonville solved a problem I never knew I had—I love the flavor of a Bratwurst, but I don’t like biting through the casings. Also, patties cook up so much faster on the grill.

This new pork burger tastes exactly like a Bratwurst, but with no casing and you can serve it up fast on a sandwich-type bun.

Here’s my recipe:

Bratwurst Burger with Summer Relish


6 Johnsonville Original Bratwurst Patties

6 good-quality buns, toasted on the grill (I used Cobblestone Mill kaiser rolls)

1 Tablespoon olive oil

2 large Vidalia onions, sliced into rings, then halved

1 large green pepper, diced

2 14-ounce cans of diced tomatoes

1 bottle of good German-style beer (I used Sam Adams East-West Kölsch)

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

salt to taste

Outside, preheat grill.

Inside, heat large skillet on medium heat. Add olive oil.

Sauté onion until soft. Add green pepper, tomatoes, beer, brown sugar, and salt. Simmer on low heat.Johnsonville-brat-recipe-relish

Add Johnsonville Original Bratwurst Patties to grill and cook according to package instructions. Use meat thermometer to ensure patties are cooked to perfection.

During the last minute of grilling, toast kaiser rolls.

Place a patty on toasted roll, uses slotted spoon to top with the vegetable relish.Johnsonville-bratwurst-patty-recipe

Serve with German potato salad, dill pickle spears and a glass of iced tea.

Remember, your original recipe for Johnsonville Brat or Italian Sausage Patties can win you a year’s worth of groceries from Wal-Mart.

Also I have 10 full-value coupons for you to giveaway to my readers.

The coupons are good until the end of September, so you’ll need to use them fast if you win them!

I’m going to give away five full-value coupons for Original Bratwurst Patties and Mild Italian Sausage Patties to each of two different winners.

To Enter My Giveaway:

Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect and let me know in a comment. (If you already follow, let me know that in a comment.)

Bonus entries:

Share this post on Facebook and leave me a comment that you have done so.

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This gives you an entry and four bonus entries, for five total chances to win.

I’ll use to select a winner on Friday, August 5. Winners will be notified via e-mail and have 48 to respond or I will select an alternate winner. Good luck!

To inspire my own Johnsonville Pork Burger recipe I received a cool grilling kit that included a $10 Wal-Mart Gift Card, a digital meat thermometer, a Johnsonville oven mitt and apron, and a Johnsonville full-value coupon.  I am participating in this review and a giveaway courtesy of the National Pork Board and One2One Network. Any opinions I express are my own.

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners, Jessie C. and Robin!

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