This post is sponsored by Johnsonville, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Get ready for tailgating with these Easy Air Fryer Beer Brats!
It’s football season and that means that we are all having tailgate parties, which also means we need really AMAZING tailgate food, right?
My husband is pretty specific about his tailgate food and he smokes a lot of meat for tailgate recipes, this time though we decided to try Johnsonville Beer Brats in the air fryer.
They worked perfect, plus easy to make for a tailgate party and have ready to go when your guests arrive!
Want to know what the best part of making a recipe with Johnsonville is right now?
Right now they are doing a great CONTEST that you can enter, simply by creating your own original tailgating recipe!
Head on over to the Tailgate Throwdown Contest for full details, plus how to enter too. The contest ends on November 5th, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST, that means you need to get those recipes in this weekend.
A panel of Johnsonville members will review each entry and choose the final two based on quality, originality, and adherence to the tailgating theme, plus of course how good it looks in your photo too! What do you win? TWO finalists will win a trip to the SEC Championship weekend in Atlanta!
Now, wouldn’t that be fun? Not only that but you will get to show off your tailgating mastery at a Throwdown event with the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill the morning of the championship.
To find out even more, plus get all the nitty-gritty details, head on over to Tailgate Throwdown Contest.
If you win, you will take me, right? Please…!
Can you make brats in the Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi?
Yes, you can make brats in the Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi. The cook time will vary a bit depending on how you cut and prepare the brats.
For instance, this Air Fryer Bratwurst and Vegetables are going to be a shorter cook time because the brats are cut into smaller pieces.
These Air Fryer Beer Brats will cook for about 15 minutes at 365 degrees. Once you have them cooking, you will add them to your favorite sub loaf or hot dog bun then serve them up!
Can you use foil in the Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi?
For most of my Ninja Foodi Recipes that use the Air Crisp function or the Air Fryer, you can use foil. It actually makes things much easier to clean up too, but you do need to make sure you roll up the sides so that you can keep the air circulating.
How do you cook Johnsonville Brats in the Air Fryer?
First, you will want to pick up the Beer Brats variety if you prefer that flavor, if not you can use the original too. Once you have the brats picked out, be sure to thaw them first.
When I am making Air Fryer Beer Brats, I like to start by having the onions and peppers on the bottom, then placing the brats on top. I typically will slice the brats down the middle but not all the way through this way some more of the flavor comes out a bit in the air fryer, in my opinion.
Once the brats are cooking, you will want to cook them at 365 degrees for about 7-8 minutes, then open up the air fryer and turn them plus mix up the vegetables too. Once this is done continue cooking for an additional 7 minutes or until the brats are well done.
We stick with an internal temperature of 165 degrees to be well done.
Now, are you ready to eat? We are! Let’s watch a game, enter the contest and enjoy these Air Fryer Beer Brats!
Easy Air Fryer Beer Brats
- 1 Package Johnsonville Beer Brats
- 1 Large Yellow Onion
- 3 Large Green Peppers
- 1/2 Tsp Cajun Seasoning Optional
- 5 Sub Rolls or Brat Buns
- Slice the onion and pepper and place in a greased air fryer basket or line it with foil and place them on the foil.
- Cut each brat down the middle but not all the way through, just to open it up a bit.
- Place the brats on top of the vegetables.
- Using the Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi, cook at 365 degrees for 7 minutes.
- Open the air fryer and turn the brats, mix up the vegetables. At this point, spray with olive oil spray if needed.
- Cook for an additional 7 minutes or until the brats reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
- Serve in buns topped with veggies.