The 11 Best Brats and Burgers for Tailgating

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The 11 Best Brats and Burgers for Tailgating

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August 12 2021


Between spiralized brats and smash burgers, you can't go wrong with either at your tailgate! And for those who are looking for plant-based options, we've got those too. 

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  1. Beer-Can Cheeseburgers

    Now you can have a bacon-wrapped and cheese-stuffed burger with the help of a beer can. 

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  2. Pork and Pineapple Smash Burger

    This burger has big, juicy flavor, thanks to fresh pineapple and jalapeños. 

  3. Classic Smash Burger

    You can't go wrong with a classic crispy smash burger, topped with your favorites. 

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  4. Chicken Bacon Ranch Smash Burger

    Everyone will love this mouthwatering trio made with Hy-Vee ingredients. 

  5. No-Meat Burgers

    Plant-based? No problem. Try these no-meat burgers using your favorite plant-based meat. 

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  6. Edamame-Rice Burgers

    Nutritious and plant-based, these edamame-rice burgers will have you coming back for seconds. 

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  7. Football Corn 'n' Brats

    Go all out for your tailgate with brats served to look like a football. 

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  8. Brat Burnt Ends

    Here's another delicious way to serve brats, lathered in barbecue sauce and cut into bite-size pieces. 

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  9. Spiral Beer Brats

    Everyone loves food on a stick, so why not try these spiral brats? 

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  10. Slow Cooker Brats

    It may seem odd not to use the grill for this recipe, but trust us, using the slow cooker makes cooking brats easy and delicious! 

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  11. Chef Joel's Wisconsin Brat Patty Burger

    Can't decide between a brat and a burger? You don't have to! Shop Hy-Vee for brat burgers to make this Wisconsin recipe.