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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Guest Blogger~ Everyday Mom's Meals

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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.

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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.