bratwurst A highlight of summer is firing up the grill and applying meat to fire. A unique flavor develops when meat is cooked over open flames, a flavor that cannot be replicated. I love the smell, and the sizzle is the theme song of summer. If there is one thing I love to throw on the grill for a quick and easy dinner, it’s bratwurst.
Banh mi is Vietnamese for bread or more specifically French baguette, but it’s also used to reference a Vietnamese sandwich made with a baguette. A typical Banh mi sandwich is a baguette, pork, cilantro, cucumber, pickled carrots, and jalapeño. Pork is the main ingredient of a Banh Mi sandwich so; a quality pork bratwurst would naturally make a killer Banh mi.
The first time I ever tried a Banh mi sandwich was while I was living in Tulsa. Right, before I moved away a Banh mi sandwich food truck became very popular. On a warm Wednesday afternoon down by the Guthrie Green, I sat on a bench and fell in love with my first Banh mi.
Banh mi brats are the perfect summer bratwurst. The brats are infused with a sweet citrusy brine, grilled and topped with fresh, crisp cucumbers, cilantro, spicy jalapeño and bright pickled carrots. The brats are light in flavor but still incredibly satisfying.
If you are looking for an easy way to make bratwurst a little interesting this is a recipe you are going to love. Normally, you don’t think of light fresh crisp flavor when you hear the word bratwurst but that is exactly how I would describe Bahn mi bratwursts.
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Banh Mi Brats
Banh mi brats are the perfect summer bratwurst. The brats are infused with a sweet citrusy brine, grilled and topped with fresh and pickled vegetables.
- 4 cups water
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 medium garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
- 1 serrano chile
- 1 lime, quartered
- 4 Johnsonville Bratwursts
- 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots sticks
- 2 take-and-bake mini baguettes, baked and sliced in half
- English cucumber, thinly sliced
- cilantro leaves
- jalapeño, thinly sliced
- light soy sauce
- In a small saucepot combine 2 cups water with kosher salt, sugar, garlic, chili & lime.
- Heat over medium-high heat and stir until sugar and salt dissolve.
- Add the remaining 2 cups of water and pour the brine into a resealable bag or container large enough to hold brine and brats.
- Lightly score the brats three times, just enough to break the casing.
- Place the brats in the brine, seal, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Combine sugar, salt, and white vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar and salt dissolve.
- Place carrots in a small bowl and pour pickling mixture over the carrots.
- Set carrots aside to soften for 30 minutes or overnight.
- Prepare grill medium direct heat. Grill brats for 6 to 8 minutes on each side or a thermometer read 160 degrees.
- Spread mayonnaise on baguette buns. Place brats in buns and tuck cucumbers and cilantro along with the sides.
- Top with pickled carrot, jalapeño slices, and sprinkle with soy sauce.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 602Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 9415mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 3gSugar: 43gProtein: 17g
This looks DELICIOUS!!! Can’t wait to try this.
Dawn Monroe says
We like to grill our brats with onions and green peppers. Easy but delicious!
Theresa A from Tulsa says
Love bratwursts on the grill with spicy mustard. Also love, love Johnsonville Italian Sausage in my spaghetti sauce.
Wow! Look at all these people on here, how come there aren’t this many comments on your FB posts?! Of course, I rarely ever have a chance to throw pork onto the grill, but sausages are a great idea. I’ll think of you next time I’m grilling at my mom’s, because it’ll be sausages. Hell, it might even be these bahn mi brats!
Thanks for all the help, chica!
kelly tupick says
Thank-you!! What a nice giveaway you are offering. I love grilling pork on the grill.
I like my brats grilled and served with spicy mustard
Freda Neal says
We have enjoyed several brats on the grill this summer.
What a fun take on banh mi! I would love the chance to win.
Yum! We love to grill.
Thanks for the chance in this great giveaway! We love grilling bratwursts.
Awesome giveaway. We grill pork all the time
Thanks for the giveaway! I like grilling bbq pork chops
Evie B. says
I didn’t even know Bratsgiving existed but now I am definitely going to have to grill up some delicious Brat sandwiches on August 16th!
I love Banh Mi Brats recipe, this is going to be a hit in our summer parties, thanks for sharing!