Up in my Grill – Pineapple Brats

Check out our new addition to the Café Poppy Kitchen, a Backyard Grill brand dual charcoal/gas grill! I already have plans to make roasted corn, pizza burgers, and hobo dinners galore. And not to mention, my dad’s favorite, Italian sausages. OH YEAH… and Steak. mmmm. Steak.

We decided on the dual grill because let’s face it, you just can’t beat the charcoal flavor. But and then again, propane is super easy and quick, so why not have the best of both worlds? It was a great price for having both options. Luckily, I did not have the joy of putting this beast together. Josh is pretty good at that stuff and set it up while I laid on the couch and napped (erm, I mean, cheered him on!?).

Dog and cat “inspecting” the box. And each other.

Buyer’s remorse?

And voilà! All done. Notice, it’s dark out in this picture. That bad boy took Josh around 5 hours to assemble. What a trooper!

A very happy husband and our HyVee meat counter loot.

Part of the reason why we even thought to buy the grill was because of the Pineapple Brats that Josh’s coworker once told us about. We tried them out last summer and were instantly hooked, and Josh was craving them the other day. We didn’t even have as much as a small charcoal grill at this point, and the heart wants what it wants.

So he went out and bought the grill on Sunday, and we stopped by HyVee afterwards to pick up the sausages. So now let me tell you that these pineapple brats are AMAZING. They are the perfect blend of salty and sweet. I love pineapple to begin with, so infusing them with brats is pretty much a bonus. We also bought some  jalapeno brats to try, but it turns out that they are a bit spicy for my taste. Still good, but I am a total wimp. We topped our brats with boiled banana peppers, mustard and ketchup. Though apparently, you’re never supposed to put ketchup on a sausage/hot dog 😉

Our little feast. Brats, Target Archer Farms Salsa (the cilantro chunky mix is thee bomb!) and sweet raspberry tea.

Welcome back, Summer 🙂

4 thoughts on “Up in my Grill – Pineapple Brats

  1. Heinz Ketchup (and Pittsburgh!) represent! Though the only way I eat hot dogs is with ketchup and onions.

    Pineapple brats sound AMAZING. So jealous.

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