Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Guest Blogger~ Everyday Mom's Meals

Hello! I'm so excited to be here today sharing something yummy with you. For those of you that don't know, I'm Krista and I'm the Everyday Mom is Everyday Mom's Meals. I started blogging in May 2010 and could have never imagined the wonderful foodie community it would allow me to become a part of! I am wife to my husband Adam of 9 years and a stay at home mom to our very active almost 8 year old, Alex. We enjoy home style recipes that are easy yet delicious. My recipes are perfect for everyone from the novice cook to the experienced home cook; and I hope you visit EMM very soon! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Sometimes I feel like Super Mom. Or should I say, I am made to feel like Super Mom. My husband and son are always telling me what a great job I do keeping our lives running. From house work, to meal planning, cooking, schedule keeping, (let's face it the list could go on and on) I try really hard to keep it all moving along smoothly. And I will admit, being a super organized person helps me do this. So when it's time to go to the grocery store each week, there I am, list and coupons in hand, following it very closely, getting exactly what we need, at the best price. A couple weeks ago, I was strolling the aisles, but will admit was in a bit of a hurry, when I came to "buns" on my list. Okay, grab some hamburger buns and move on. Done. It wasn't until quite a few days later I discovered the mistake I had made. If I would have taken 2 minutes to look in my cart double checking what I needed those buns for, I would have seen bratwursts. That's right. I needed brat/hot dog buns not hamburger buns. Hence, the oops! So I'm standing in my kitchen ready to cook these brats wondering how I'm going to salvage this one. Yes, I could serve them w/o buns, but we really like them nestled in a soft bun.

Then it hit me. Turn those brats into burgers! Genius, I know. Okay, maybe not genius, b/c I have heard of them before, and I think you can even buy them like that, but I felt pretty proud of myself! They turned out perfectly for those round buns, and I have to say for not being the biggest bratwurst fan, I really enjoyed them! We all make mistakes, but thank goodness for those moments when we can hide them really and deliciously well!

 Bratwurst Burgers
Makes 4 burgers
5 original bratwurst, thawed and casings removed
2 TBS grill seasoning
3 TBS olive oil, divided
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 medium white onion, thinly sliced
4 buns
Mustard if desired
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cooking Spray

In a medium bowl combine bratwurst and grill seasoning. Mix well with hands. Add 1 TBS olive oil and combine well. Score meat into 4 even sections. Form each section into a patty, indenting the center of each slightly with your thumb. (This will insure even cooking) Preheat grill to medium high. Spray w/ cooking spray. Sear burgers on each side for 2-3 minutes. Then reduce heat to low and continue to cook about 10 minutes until no longer pink. While burgers are cooking, heat 2 TBS oil in medium skillet. Add peppers and onions. Season w/ salt and peppers. Saute' until browned and tender, about 10 minutes. Serve burgers with mustard and pepper/onion mixture.
*NOTE* When flipping burgers, spray spatula with cooking spray also to prevent sticking.

1 comment:

Served up with Love said...

Thanks so much for letting me share with your readers Cindy. It is such an honor.