Everyday Mom's Meals: Grocery Store Oops

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Grocery Store Oops

Sometimes I feel like Super Mom. Or should I say, I am made to feel like Super Mom. My husband and son are always telling me what a great job I do keeping our lives running. From house work, to meal planning, cooking, schedule keeping, (let's face it the list could go on and on) I try really hard to keep it all moving along smoothly. And I will admit, being a super organized person helps me do this. So when it's time to go to the grocery store each week, there I am, list and coupons in hand, following it very closely, getting exactly what we need, at the best price. A couple weeks ago, I was strolling the aisles, but will admit was in a bit of a hurry, when I came to "buns" on my list. Okay, grab some hamburger buns and move on. Done. It wasn't until quite a few days later I discovered the mistake I had made. If I would have taken 2 minutes to look in my cart double checking what I needed those buns for, I would have seen bratwursts. That's right. I needed brat/hot dog buns not hamburger buns. Hence, the oops! So I'm standing in my kitchen ready to cook these brats wondering how I'm going to salvage this one. Yes, I could serve them w/o buns, but we really like them nestled in a soft bun. Then it hit me. Turn those brats into burgers! Genius, I know. Okay, maybe not genius, b/c I have heard of them before, and I think you can even buy them like that, but I felt pretty proud of myself! They turned out perfectly for those round buns, and I have to say for not being the biggest bratwurst fan, I really enjoyed them! We all make mistakes, but thank goodness for those moments when we can hide them really and deliciously well!

Bratwurst Burgers
Makes 4 burgers
5 original bratwurst, thawed and casings removed
2 TBS grill seasoning
3 TBS olive oil, divided
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 medium white onion, thinly sliced
4 buns
Mustard if desired
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cooking Spray

In a medium bowl combine bratwurst and grill seasoning. Mix well with hands. Add 1 TBS olive oil and combine well. Score meat into 4 even sections. Form each section into a patty, indenting the center of each slightly with your thumb. (This will insure even cooking) Preheat grill to medium high. Spray w/ cooking spray. Sear burgers on each side for 2-3 minutes. Then reduce heat to low and continue to cook about 10 minutes until no longer pink. While burgers are cooking, heat 2 TBS oil in medium skillet. Add peppers and onions. Season w/ salt and peppers. Saute' until browned and tender, about 10 minutes. Serve burgers with mustard and pepper/onion mixture.
*NOTE* When flipping burgers, spray spatula with cooking spray also to prevent sticking.

Shared on Mandy's Recipe Box July 10, 2012
Shared on Lady Behind The Curtain July 11, 2012 
Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage July 12, 2012 
Shared on The Country Cook July 13, 2012

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Unknown said...

What kind of grill seasoning?

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Lesa said...

I do stuff like that all the time. You are more creative than I am though; I just send my husband back to the store!

Krista said...

@Crystal- it doesn't matter. I like the ones marked for steak but there are a ton of different ones. Whichever you like.

Ellen B Cookery said...

What a great idea! i'm sure your family enjoyed!

Kim (Sunflower Supper Club) said...

Krista ~ I think this is genius! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Potluck!

Miz Helen said...

What a great idea, this would be a delicious burger! Hope you have a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

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