Grilled Bratwurst with Spicy Mesquite Peppers and Onions

This recipe is perfect for tailgating - start the vegetable mixture at home and grill the sausages at the game.

Grilled Bratwurst

Tailgating Tip: Mix onion-pepper mixture and mesquite sauce in disposable heavy duty 13 x 9-inch foil pan; cover and refrigerate. To reheat, remove cover and place foil pan directly on grill, stirring occasionally. Grill sausages, then add to pan.


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 package McCormick® Grill Mates® Mesquite Marinade
  • 2 (20 ounce) packages bratwurst sausage
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 extra large onions, sliced into thin strips (about 7 cups)
  • 2 large green bell peppers, cut into thin strips (about 4 cups)
  • 10 hoagie rolls


  1. Mix ketchup, beer, Worcestershire sauce and Marinade Mix in small bowl; set aside.
  2. Grill sausages on medium-high heat 10 to 12 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. Remove from heat; cover and keep warm.
  4. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes.
  5. Add bell pepper; cook and stir 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  6. Add mesquite sauce and sausages to skillet; stir well. Simmer 3 minutes.
  7. Serve on hoagie rolls.

Yield: 10 servings.

Nutrition Information per 1 serving: Calories: 775 Sodium: 2280 mg Fat: 35 g Carbohydrates: 88 g Cholesterol: 65 mg Fiber: 6 g Protein: 27 g

Recipe and photo used with permission from: McCormick