Looking for taco party ideas? This new way to make tacos will amp up your taco bar!
Tacos made with bratwurst meat… who would’ve thought?
Most people don’t realize that there are many ways to cook brats. If you are familiar with Italian sausage (or any kind of sausage for that matter) bratwurst can be treated in much the same way. They’ll impart a nice flavor to any dish you add them into, especially since they come in countless flavors, and they can be served up in a variety of ways.
Brat tacos are as simple as making a regular taco. All you need to do differently is sub bratwurst meat in place of the ground beef and change out a couple of toppings.
- medium skillet
- 2 lbs bratwurst casings removed and discarded
- 2 packets taco seasoning
- 2 cups water
- 12 taco shells
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 tbsp stoneground mustard
- shredded cheese for garnish
- diced onions for garnish
- pickled jalapeños for garnish
- chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
- taco sauce for drizzling
- Preheat oven to lowest setting, usually just under 200°F.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add bratwurst meat to skillet and cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. While the meat is cooking, chop into small pieces with a wooden spoon and stir frequently.
- Add taco seasoning and water to meat in skillet and cook according to instructions on seasoning packet.
- While the meat is cooking, place the taco shells into the oven to warm them. Whisk together the mustard and sour cream, set aside.
- To set up your taco bar, place taco shells carefully into small bowls or on a plate. Transfer meat to a heat-proof bowl and set next to taco shells. Follow with ramekins of mustard sour cream, shredded cheese, diced onions, taco sauce, pickled jalapeños, fresh cilantro, or any other toppings of your choosing. Set out serving spoons, napkins, and plates.
- Have fun and enjoy your brat tacos!