There’s hot dog buns, then there’s hoagie buns. Side by side the hot dog bun just doesn’t pass muster against the hoagie. That’s why I looked in way more stores than I should have to find the perfect bun for these Bratwurst Hoagies.
But this post isn’t just about the bun, look at what’s inside them. Do you see those giant juicy bratwurst sausages peeking out from beneath the blanket of caramelized onion, bacon and melted pepper jack cheese?
Super Bowl is no more but summer is right around the corner, and you need to make these ridiculously over-the-top sandwiches right after you wipe the cobwebs from your grill. Once you get that grill fired up, you can start working on your resume to be the new Johnsonville Grillmaster!
Yup, you read that right. Johnsonville are looking for someone to travel around the country and cook truckloads of delicious food to raise money for local charities and events. If you can cook, be comfortable in front of the camera and spin tongs around like a ninja, then you could be that person standing over the grill! If you think this might be you click here and fill out the application.
Take a peek at this video to see what it really looks like being the Johnsonville Grillmaster.
Doesn’t it look like the best job in the world? I’d be happy just to be able to sit in the drivers seat of that ginormous sausage truck and eat brats All. Day. Long!
You have to promise me one thing if you do get the job, make these bratwurst hoagies covered in onion bacon and spicy pepper jack cheese and tell everyone where you saw the recipe!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.
Bratwurst Hoagies with Bacon and Caramelized Onions
- 1 pack Johnsonville Original Brats
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 onion halved and thinly sliced
- 2 cups grated pepper jack cheese
- 4 in hoagie style rolls split the center but not all the way through
- Preheat your grill to high and the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Chop the bacon and cook in a 10-inch pan over a medium heat until cooked. Transfer to a plate.
- In the same pan, add the sliced onion and cook for about 20 minutes and the onion starts to turn golden.
- Grill the brats as per the instruction on the pack and no longer pink in the middle.
- Place the rolls in an oven safe dish and fill each one with a bratwurst sausage.
- Top with some onion, bacon and grated cheese.
- Place the whole dish in the hot oven for about 5 minutes and the cheese has melted.
- Serve at once with your favorite condiments.