Football Corn 'n' Brats


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Football Corn 'n' Brats

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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.

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    What's the best food to bring to a tailgating party? A dish that looks like a football and is made with brats. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee mayonnaise
    2 tbsp. plus 1 cup Hy-Vee sour cream, divided
    1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
    1 tsp. bottled minced garlic
    ½ tsp. smoked paprika, divided
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee chili powder, divided; plus additional for garnish
    3 small ears of sweet corn, husks and silk removed
    4 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, softened; divided
    6 Hy-Vee fresh original pork bratwursts
    1 (6.7-oz.) pkg. soft flour tortilla bowls (8-ct.)
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    2 green onions, chopped
    ¼ c. Soirée crumbled traditional feta cheese

    Things To Grab

    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Medium bowl
    • Squeeze bottle or piping bag fitted with a round tip


    1. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over medium heat. Stir together mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons sour cream, lime juice, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, and 1/8 teaspoon chili powder; set aside. 

    2. Brush ears of corn with 2 tablespoons softened butter. Grill corn for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender and slightly charred, turning and brushing every 2 to 3 minutes with remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Remove corn from grill; cool. Grill bratwurst alongside corn for 12 to 14 minutes or until 160 degrees, turning often. Cut each lengthwise, then slice and set aside. 

    3. Lightly spray tortilla bowls with nonstick spray. Grill for 2 to 4 minutes or just until toasted, turning occasionally. 

    4. Cut corn kernels from cobs; toss corn with remaining 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, remaining 1/8 teaspoon chili powder, and salt. Add green onions and feta cheese; toss to combine. 

    5. To assemble, spread mayonnaise mixture inside tortilla bowls. Add bratwursts and corn mixture. Place remaining 1 cup sour cream into a squeeze bottle or piping bag fitted with a round tip; squeeze or pipe sour cream on top or each to resemble football laces. Garnish with additional chili powder, if desired. 

    Nutrition facts


    500 Calories per serving
    1 each

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 35g
    • Cholesterol: 95mg
    • Sodium: 1010mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 34g
    • Protein: 18g

    Daily Values

    Iron 10%
    Calcium 8%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 4%