Thanks to Klement’s for collaborating on this post. As always, while I may have received compensation, the opinions are my own.
Summertime is such a fun time to be outdoors – and cook outdoors! We’ve been taking full advantage of the warmer days and the ease of grilling. Now that Father’s Day has (barely) passed, and we’re gearing up for the Fourth of July, my husband’s birthday and just celebrating in general, I’m excited to keep the grilling momentum going. What better way to do that than with Klement’s sausages?
I’ve talked about their pre-cooked sausages before. I love using them in various recipes, and I’ve grilled the pre-cooked sausages (just lightly – since they are pre-cooked, they don’t need a ton of time on the grill) before, but this past week was my first time trying Klement’s fresh sausages – and we were really excited to try the Beer Bratwurst.
The fresh bratwurst takes roughly 20 minutes to grill. I turned it a couple of times in that time and it was pretty much perfection when I pulled it from the grill.
These brats are made with Wisconsin beer and pork. And they are so tasty.
Here’s the thing, though. Klement’s has so many sausage products that would be great for your cookout. The summer sausages are fabulous to have on hand – slice them up, pair them with cheese and you have yourself an amazing tray of appetizers while the other sausage is grilling. They are the ultimate party food and would be great for a Fourth of July sausage and cheese tray. (I have a party in two weeks and I know the summer sausage will be making an appearance.)
The snack sticks are handy for quick snacks. (Side note: I have a hard time NOT thinking about when I had my daughter when the Klement’s snack sticks are mentioned. We had so many of those on hand, and my husband stashed a bunch in the hospital bag so he would have snacks that week!) The pre-cooked sausages are great either grilled or as an ingredient for other main dishes.
I considered sauteing some onions or peppers to go along with the bratwurst, but they don’t need anything else. Oh and top-sliced hot dog buns? They’re perfect. Your sausage isn’t going to go rolling around your plate!
I truly believe grilling out is synonymous with summertime. I’d love to hear what you’re grilling these days!