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Tailgating with High Plains Bison

It was raining on Sunday when I got home and the parking lots by where I live were filled with tailgaters.  I could hear the celebrating and the sounds of the game playing on sound systems and portable T.V.’s  When I parked my truck I could hear all of the commotion from the outside patios near my apartment also.

What also got my attention was the smell in air…….grilling!

With the advent of Football season comes the chance to celebrate the game and to enjoy tailgating with your fellow sports fans.  I didn’t want to be left out so I decided to whip-up a little tailgating feast on my balcony.

I wanted to cook everything on my grill, so with just a little preparation I was out with smoke drifting in the air…… enjoying the sunshine….the rain storm was short lived and the sun came out and dried up all the rain and left clean washed streets and clear blue skies.

Your going to love the the food that follows.  My High Plains Bison Bratwurst Hot Tub is a must if you are tailgating or not.  The luscious, delicious flavor of the grilled High Plains Bison bratwursts and sausages only get better when they relax for awhile in a bath of warm butter, beer, brown sugar, Chef Forrest’s Flavor Crust Seasoning, sweet red peppers, onions and hot peppers.

Oh my goodness these sausages were great on fresh made rye buns.  And the buns were the PERFECT size…….I like the ratio of bun to sausage to always favor the sausage!

And while the Sausages and Bratwursts were relaxing in the hot tub I grilled-up some High Plains Bison burgers to complete my tailgating feast.  Just follow my easy picture by picture recipe and ENJOY!!…………….Chef Forrest

Gather you tailgating party supplies:

High Plains Bison Beer & Cheddar Bratwurst and Hickory Smoked Sausages, 2 yellow onions; peeled and sliced, 2 sweet red bell peppers; sliced, 2 Anaheim peppers; de-seeded and sliced, 2 Hungarian peppers; de-seeded and sliced, garnish for the High Plains Bison Burgers, hoagie and burger buns and chips.

I grilled these High Plains Bison Beer & Cheddar Bratwurst’s and  Hickory Smoked Sausages

And I sliced up these peppers and onions and sauteed on the grill to start my High Plains Bison Bratwurst and Sausage Hot Tub :-)

Light the charcoal on your grill or turn on the gas burners.  Place a deep dish aluminum foil tray in the middle of the grill and add 1 stick of butter

Add the sliced yellow onions and saute until the are cooked down by 1/2

Add the sweet red peppers and saute for additional 5-6 minutes

Add the Anaheim and Hungarian peppers and continue to cook for an additional 4-5 minutes…stirring so as not to burn

Add 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 bottle of your favorite beer….I used a dark one…it’s what I was drinking at the time :-)

Bring your Hot Tub to a boil

Carefully move the aluminum foil pan to the edge of the grill to keep warm and start grilling your High Plains Bison Bratwursts and Sausages

Char quickly on the outside and flip after a couple of minutes to sear all the way around

As the Bratwursts and Sausages get all charred and crispy on the outside, place them into your Hot Tub to finish cooking and let them float around in all of that flavorful goodness…..just let them hangout and bask in the goodness of your very own High Plains Bison Sausage and Bratwurst Hot Tub

The charcoal should be just about perfect to grill-up a couple of High Plains Bison Burgers. I hand pattied these and then put a little of Chef Forrest’s Flavor Crust Seasoning and Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the outside

Cook 3 minutes on the first side and then

flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until and internal temp of 165 has been reached…then

I topped with a generous portion of shredded White Cheddar Cheese….YUM!

Fish the Sausage’s and Bratwursts out of the Hot Tub and place into the fresh bakery buns…these were light rye rolls and were delicious…top with the pepper and onion mixture and a spoonful….or 2 of the beer and brown sugar liquid.

Place your charcoaled High Plains Bison Burgers on a fresh whole wheat bun and add your favorite toppings.

Enjoy!!………………Chef Forrest

September 15th, 2011
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  • Kuhl Kid

    yummy....its on our tail gating menu every week !! GO BRONCOS!

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Chef Forrest Waldo doesn’t believe in compromise. He knows you don’t have to sacrifice great taste to prepare a healthy, well-balanced meal and he wants to show you how to do the same. That’s why he is the guiding force behind all High Plains Bison products and here is where he shares his favorite ways to get the most flavor out of every meal.