Grilled Southwestern Bratwurst Recipe

It’s grilling season and these turkey bratwurst make the perfect grilling companion.

August 2005

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    You can spice up the original bratwurst by grilling peppers and onions to throw on top of your sausage.
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  • bratwurst

Yield: 5 servings

Grilled peppers and onions add color to this sizzling sandwich. 


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into 1/4-inch rings
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch rings
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch rings
  • 1 pound turkey bratwurst
  • 5 dinner hoagie rolls
  • Mustard OR salsa for garnish


  1. In a medium bowl, toss oil, onion rings and pepper rings together.
  2. Grill onions and peppers on an oiled rack for 3 minutes on each side, or until tender.
  3. Transfer peppers and onions to bowl.
  4. Grill bratwurst for about 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden and cooked through, or internal temperature reaches 170°F.

This recipe originally aired in the August 2006 issue of Heart of the Home.

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