On a whim, I picked up a box of the Man Cave Bacon, Beer & Cheddar Cheese Bratwursts for a Kamado Joe cookout.
I have seen them at the local grocer during the past several visits. So today, I tossed them in the cart, along with a few beers and other necessities. Steaming the grilled brats in onions and beer is one of my favorite weekend Kamado Joe grilling treats.
Man Cave Bacon, Beer & Cheddar Cheese Bratwursts on the Kamado Joe
Making Kamado Joe bratwursts is really easy to do.
Steaming is one of my favorite Kamado Joe bratwurst cooking methods. Besides the brats, onions, and usual grilling stuff, you’ll need two 12 ounce beers and an aluminum foil pan. I order these 10-packs of Weber 6416 drip pans on Amazon, they are a lot cheaper online than at the local hardware emporium. These Weber 6416 drip pans are the perfect size for steaming brats, beer, and onions. Check them out here for the latest information and pricing.
Set up your Kamado Joe for indirect cooking using your heat deflector. Get the temperature to somewhere around a steady 350 °F (176 °C). Clean that grill grate while you’re at it.
The Man Cave Bacon, Beer & Cheddar Cheese Bratwursts come four to a package. Mine had a $1.00 coupon good towards the next purchase. Sweet!
The Man Cave website says these are made with “Craft beer, pieces of savory cooked bacon and chunks of cheddar in a delicious sausage.” Kind of hard to tell from looking at them?
Man Cave Bacon, Beer & Cheddar Cheese Bratwursts on the Kamado Joe – Don’t Burn’em
Grill for 15 minutes or so, turning every now and again so they don’t burn.
After 15 minutes, put them in that aluminum foil pan on top of those sliced onions. Pour in both bottles of beer. Then cover the pan with aluminum foil.
Remove the Kamado Joe heat deflector. Now put that foil pan over the direct heat, cover with a sheet of aluminum foil and steam the brats for somewhere around 20 to 25 minutes. Try to keep the Kamado Joe temperature around 350 °F (176 °C), no higher.
Man Cave Bacon, Beer & Cheddar Cheese Bratwursts on the Kamado Joe – Taste Test
Were they good? Just look for yourself, fresh out of the hot tub!
Heck yeah! These Man Cave Bacon, Beer & Cheddar Cheese Bratwursts were super good. Topped with a heap of those beer steamed onions and a good wide swath of homemade coarse ground horseradish mustard over a bratwurst bun, you can’t go wrong. A meal fit for the king of the man cave.
Check out my Outdoor Eats page for other Kamado Joe recipes.