Ramp up the flavor of this Midwest barbecue standby by marinating and precooking the bratwursts in beer then wrapping them in browned bacon to grill.

Source: Midwest Living
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Baconista Brats

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  • In large resealable plastic bag, set in a shallow dish or bowl, combine beer, onion, steak sauce, paprika and garlic. Use a fork to pierce several holes in each bratwurst. Add bratwursts to bag. Seal bag and chill for 6 to 24 hours, turning the bag occasionally.

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  • In a large saucepan, bring marinade and bratwursts to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook bacon until browned but not crisp. Drain on paper towels.

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  • Using tongs, remove bratwursts from marinade; discard marinade. Let bratwursts cool slightly. Wrap each bratwurst with a slice of bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick.

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  • Grill bacon-wrapped bratwursts on the rack of a covered charcoal or gas grill directly over medium heat about 5 minutes or until skins are browned and bacon is crisp, turning often.

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  • During the last 1 to 2 minutes of grilling, open the rolls and place them cut-side down on the grill to lightly toast. Remove bratwursts and rolls from grill. Remove the toothpicks from bratwursts.

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  • Place bratwursts in the rolls and top with Tangy Midwest Slaw.

Nutrition Facts (Baconista Brats)

682 calories; 48 g total fat; 10 g saturated fat; 10 g polyunsaturated fat; 14 g monounsaturated fat; 103 mg cholesterol; 1601 mg sodium. 479 mg potassium; 37 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 23 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 875 IU vitamin a; 14 mg vitamin c; 1 mg thiamin; 1 mg riboflavin; 7 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 73 mcg folate; 3 mcg vitamin b12; 111 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Tangy Midwest Slaw

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  • In a medium bowl stir together the first 5 ingredients (through hot pepper sauce). Add coleslaw mix; toss to coat.

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