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Oven Roasted Brats with Raisins, Cabbage and Onions

Raisins aren’t just for desserts! They add a touch of sweetness in these Oven Roasted Brats with Raisins, Cabbage and Onions. Sponsored by Sun-Maid Raisins.

Oven Roasted Brats with Raisins, Cabbage and Onions by FamilySpice.com

I was all ready to talk about the beginning of football season and now football has turned into a political theater. Blah. Forget that. This is the first year that San Diego no longer has a football team. My family stopped watching the Chargers play last year. Blah. Let’s not talk about that. Let’s just talk about the food – party food, tailgating food, finger food.

The hubs and I enjoy having our family and friends over for good food. It can be anything like a big Texas-style barbecue to themed gourmet meals. We do it all. But there’s something comforting and fun about football food. It’s typically finger foods, tasty bites of fried or cheesy goodness. Or even better, sausage!

Bratwurst is classic football eats. If you doubt me, ask any Packer fan the best way to cook up brats. Our neighbors are from Wisconsin and I got a big lesson on the “best way” to make brats during one football party at their house. Me, I like to streamline my cooking, especially when I am cooking for a crowd. I am impatient and don’t want to slowly boil my brats in beer and onions for hours and then fire up the grill.

Oven roasted brats are more my game plan. I combine brats with wedges of cabbage and onions then roast it all together in the oven. One pan, so easy. At the end of the roasting, I add some plump raisins for that touch of sweet and savory. Stuff it all in a hoagie roll and dollop the top with a healthy lathering of Dijon mustard and your big game eats have entered a new level classy finger food.

Oven Roasted Brats with Raisins, Cabbage and Onions by FamilySpice.com

Simple ingredients that’s packed with flavor. What’s your favorite football eats?

Oven Roasted Brats with Raisins, Cabbage and Onions

Author:

Laura Bashar | Family Spice

Raisins aren't just for desserts! They add a touch of sweetness in these Oven-Roasted Brats with Raisins, Cabbage and Onions.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small head of cabbage
  • 1 small red onion
  • 5-6 bratwurst sausages
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme
  • 5-6 hoagie rolls
  • Dijon mustard

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF
  2. Cut in half, including the core:
    • 1 small head of cabbage
  3. Then cut each cabbage half into 4 wedges.
  4. Place cabbage wedges on to a baking sheet.
  5. Peel and cut in half:
    • 1 small red onion
  6. Cut each onion half into wedges and transfer to baking sheet with cabbage.
  7. Brush each side of cabbage and onions generously with:
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  8. Season vegetables with:
    • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
    • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  9. Add to the baking sheet:
    • 5-6 bratwurst sausages
  10. Bake for 35 minutes then sprinkle over everything:
    • 1/2 cup raisins
  11. Bake for 5 more minutes then transfer brats and vegetables to a serving plate
  12. Garnish with:
    • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme
  13. Serve with:
    • 5-6 hoagie rolls
    • Dijon mustard

Prep Time:

Yield: serves 5-6

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Disclosure: I did receive a stipend from Sun-Maid Raisins to develop a recipe using their raisins. The story I have written is all true, and the opinions are truly mine. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it.