8 Best Brat Recipes for Game Day or Any Day

Entertaining: Game Day
8 Best Brat Recipes for Game Day or Any Day

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Sliced brats and corn topped with cheese layered to look like football laces in a tortilla bowl on a yellow background.


August 16 2023


Round up your squad, grab your team gear and fire up the grill! Whether you're cheering from the couch or at the stadium, you'll want to savor one (or more) of these tailgate brat recipes before kickoff. From jalapeño cheddar to apple and brown sugar maple and more, Hy-Vee offers a variety of specialty-flavored brats that will win over your crowd on game day.


  1. Grilled Brats with Avocado Pico

    Bring a fiesta of flavor to your tailgate! Savor the bold and vibrant flavors of homemade pico de Gallo, Cotija cheese and cilantro on a freshly-grilled brat.

  2. Brat Burnt Ends

    With only 10 minutes of prep time, these easy-yet-flavorful Brat Burnt Ends are a perfect addition to your tailgate spread. 

  3. Kimchi Beer Brats

    Top classic beer brats with spicy kimchi for a taste that's bold, tangy and oh-so-satisfying.

  4. Grill-Braised Bratwiches

    Start with your favorite brats from the Hy-Vee Meat department and top with onion, peppers and radishes for a sweet and peppery punch of flavor.

  5. Pretzel Bratwurst Pull-Aparts

    Get your brat and pretzel fix in this irresistibly delicious and easy tailgate appetizer.

  6. German-Style Beer Brats

    One taste of these German-Style Beer Brats will transport your tastebuds straight to the biergarten.

  7. Football Corn 'n' Brats

    Get in the game-day spirit with a football-shaped appetizer! Make with your favorite brats from the Hy-Vee Meat department to become the tailgate MVP.

  8. Grilled Banh Mi Brats

    Enjoy everything you love about banh mi piled on top of a sweet and smoky pineapple brat.