Classic Brat Burgers

I’ve toyed with various bratwurst burgers over the years, and nothing really ever wowed me. I’ve even bought the pre-made brat patties. Nothing wrong with them, but I always felt like I needed something else… something more. And this right here is it. A very simple, very tasty, very juicy brat patty, topped with deliciously crunchy cabbage and onion, with a nice sweet but vinegary dressing to bring it all together. Every great taste in a single bite. These are my go-to classic brat burgers.
Classic Brat BurgersI feel like a little sweetness is necessary when it comes to a brat burger. It’s ok to tame it with a little onion and vinegar, but that sweetness still needs to be there. It’s what made these classic brat burgers my favorite. Oh, and Anita loves them too!

Also try my more traditional grilled bratwurst.

Classic Brat Burgers

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

For the burgers

  • 3 pounds bratwurst removed from casings
  • 6 onion hamburger buns

For the spread

  • 1 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the topping

  • 2 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion

Instructions

For the burgers

  • Divide the bratwurst into 6 1/2 pound balls and form into patties.
  • Fire up your grill and cook until done about 5 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches 165 F.
  • Remove and toast the buns as desired.
  • Serve patties on buns heaped with plenty of the topping and drizzled with lots of the spread.

For the spread

  • Combine all ingredients. Stir again just before serving.

For the topping

  • Combine all ingredients.

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