Being from Wisconsin brats and beer go hand in hand. If you haven’t soaked your brats in beer yet, prepare for a mind blowing experience.
Okay maybe not mind blowing but juicy, moist and delicious is what you are going to get with the Ninja Foodi.
If you are new around here I’ve been sharing my experience with the Ninja Foodi on the blog. I started making the same recipes you find in your Ninja Foodi booklet and now I’m venturing out on my own and sharing those with you here.
Today I want to tell you how easy it is to make brats or even sausage in your Ninja Foodi.
There is one step that really makes the brats pop and that is beer. Be sure to get Johnsonville because in my Midwest opinion, they are the best.
If you are brand new to the Foodi, you can watch my Facebook LIVE where I cooked a Mozzarella stick and talked about it here.
For my locals, Tops Markets often marks Johnsonville sausage down. Otherwise I find BJ’s to have the best price for this brand.
- 1 Can of Pilsner Beer- I used Labatt Blue
- 1 pack of Brats- 5 or 6 will fit in Foodi
- Condiments of your choice
WHAT TO DO:
First thing you want to do is boil your can of beer. Once it starts boiling drop your brats in and cook for about 10 minutes. If you really want to bring out more flavor you can soak the brats in beer overnight. This isn’t necessary if you find the Johnsonville Beer Brats.
While your brats are boiling, turn your Ninja Foodi on.
Hit Air Crisp temperature 400°. I set my timer for another 10 minutes. If you like a crispier well done brat set it for a few minutes longer.
The air fry setting really makes your brat taste like you finished it off on the grill.
*Now if you didn’t want to boil your brats in beer, you could pressure cook the brats first. This would be a good idea, if you stocked up on brats/sausage and had them in the freezer. It will only take a few minutes to pressure cook them and you would finish these off in the air fryer. I would set the pressure time to 3 minutes or so.
Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy! In the summertime we always have brats with baked beans. In the winter I seem to add a tossed salad, or a side of green beans. The beauty of the brat is anything goes with it.
If you haven’t taken the plunge into the Foodi yet, check out my full review on it here. If you love deals and want to wait for an amazing deal on it
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Looking for a deal on the Ninja Foodi? BJs is the cheapest price so far here.