Andouille Chicken Sausage Brats with Hatch Chiles
Andouille chicken sausage might be the perfect tailgate food. More flavorful than hot dogs or burgers, these brats can be topped with unlimited variations to please everyone at your BBQ or tailgate party. This recipe adds a tasty, colorful combination of Napa cabbage, tomatoes, yellow mustard, hatch chilies, and avocado crema!
Black pavement. Folding tables. Car hatches. Flags flying.
Cold beer. Koozies. Hot grill. Sizzling sausages.
Family. Friends. Laughter. Cheers.
Purple. Wildcat. Football.
Every year I get super-Popeye-fist-pumped excited about Kansas State Wildcats football. Before the season starts, I plan out what games Mr. B and I want to travel to and watch in person. Then I start planning the tailgate food ideas. Obvi.
This weekend, Mr. B and I are traveling back to watch the collegiate “Friday Night Lights” game in person. To say that I am excited about watching my Kitties take the field would be an understatement.
This is where I start break dancing into the running man/Carlton. It’s a new move I started and I call it “Carltoning.” You should try it sometime.
Perfect Tailgate Food: Andouille Chicken Sausage
So, let’s talk tailgate recipes. What are some of your favorites to serve or eat?
Chili is probably one of my favs because you can make a big ol’ batch that will feed an army. But my second fav is definitely the brat. You can’t go wrong with a juicy, delicious andouille chicken sausage, grilled to perfection. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. Even though I love the mustard and ketchup kind of route for toppings (or avocado and jalapenos), I figured we should up our game a little.
Hatch chilies are everywhere right now. It’s like Colorado’s savory version of a lemonade stand — you kind of feel bad not buying some when you drive by. I picked up a bunch the other week at the farmers market and – voila! – inspiration for this tailgate recipe.
What better way to eat a brat than topping it with Napa cabbage, tomatoes, yellow mustard, hatch chilies, and avocado crema? I rest my case.
Here’s what you’ll need for these savory brats.
- 1 package precooked andouille chicken sausage brats
- 4 whole wheat hot dog buns
- 1 cup hatch chilies, cleaned, deseeded, chopped
- 1 cup Napa cabbage, sliced
- 1 cup tomatoes, diced
- Yellow mustard
- 2 avocados
- 2 tablespoons mexican crema
- 1 tablespoon green enchilada sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
This recipe is super easy and can be prepped ahead of time to make your tailgate party a breeze. First, cut up the chilies, cabbage and tomatoes. To make the avocado crema, mash your avocados, and mix in the crema and enchilada sauce. Store all the prepped toppings in containers in the fridge.
When it’s game time, preheat your grill or a skillet to medium-high heat. Cook the brats according to package instructions. Take a bun and spread a big spoonful of the avocado crema on the bottom and sides. Add the brat, then add your toppings.
Wash it down with a big BEER!
I’m excited to get back to Manhattan, Kansas (a.k.a. The Little Apple) to see family, friends, and do a little bit of tailgating. Fall will officially be here – in my head at least. I don’t care if it’s 96 degrees outside, I want to wear my cute boots and scarves to the game!!
Now, everyone, KKKKKKKKKK, SSSSSSSSSSSSSS, UUUUUUUUUUU, Wildcats!! Go State!
Andouille Chicken Sausage Brats with Hatch Chilies
- 1 package Precooked chicken andouille sausage brats
- 4 Whole wheat hot dog buns
- 1 cup Hatch chilies, cleaned, deseeded, chopped
- 1 cup Napa cabbage, sliced
- 1 cup Tomatoes, diced
- Yellow mustard
For the Avocado Crema
- 2 Avocados
- 2 T Mexican crema
- 1 T Green enchilada sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat a skillet or grill to medium-high heat. Cook brats according to package instructions. Set aside once cooked.
- Take a bun and spread a big spoonful of the avocado crema on the bottom and sides. Add the brat, then add your toppings.
For the Avocado Crema
- Mash avocados in a bowl.
- Add other ingredients and mix well.
- Store in fridge until ready to use.
Yeeeeeeah football season!! Your brats are making me wish there was a game on right now so I could enjoy in comforting splendor of andouille deliciousness. Love the avocado crema and everything about these beauties!
Thanks, Julia! So excited for football season to start! Is there anything better than tailgate food? 🙂
Football season? YES!! So excited!!
These look awesome and I love every last ingredient!
Thanks, Tieghan! Pretty excited to whip some of these bad boys up this weekend:)
These look really tasty!
Sounds like I blast, I want to come! But only if you make these!!!
Promise! Thanks, Cathy!
Of course I’m totally addicting to anything hatch chile at the moment. These little brats are looking amazing and I can’t wait to chomp down on them.
Thanks, Meagan! I’m totally addicted to the little spicy guys!
Best of luck to the ‘Cats. At least you have a real team to cheer for. Sadly, we in Jayhawk land can only wait until October – the start of basketball practice. However, enjoy the season and give everyone in Manhattan our best.
Thanks, Dad! I’ll tell everyone you say hello. Miss you! xoxo
I love that your last instruction is to eat this with a beer. You’re my hero.
Only you could fully appreciate my love for a cold beer! Thanks, Jackie!
You are making me a) so excited for fall and b) SO HUNGRY. These brats are like my spirit animal.
Dude, we totally need to cross paths soon so we can eat some brats and drink a beer, yo!!
Whoa whoa whoa! Which game are you going to??? Yea Football!
I just saw Hatch chiles for the first time ever yesterday! Didn’t know they were a Colorado thing.
YAY KSU FOOTBALL!!!! We are going to the game on Friday. You??? We should try and meet up. We are driving in Friday:) Soooooo excited! And yes hatch chiles, are the shiz.
Football food! I’m ready for it and these awesome brats are definitely on the must make list!!
Me too! We need to have a food blogger tailgate sometime soon!
Girl you and your hot dogs…totally killing me. I love this whole andouille-hatch-chili-avocado thing!
Thank ya, friend! You can’t go wrong with spicy brat and some avocado crema!
Totally mouthwatering man food and SO easy! This is my kind of indulgence. I love these, Lauren!!
Thanks, Georgia! I’d never turn down a spicy dawg while watching football:)
So take everything in this post, except replace it with a slew of scarlet and gray, buckeyes, and screams of OH-IO! and you pretty much have my perfect tailgating day. Also, maybe some stress eating of nachos. It happens. Go Bucks! 🙂
Ha! Actually, I will cheers you that you are a collegiate fan! Go college football!
Oh man, YES PLEASE. Hot dogs & sausages are one of my rare treat meals, but now I’m thinking I should go ahead and eat them more… 🙂 Especially with that avocado crema! I could eat that all week, sausage optional.
You totally need to eat more, especially if avocado crema is involved!
Squeal!!! perfect for football season. Thank you for sharing xo
featured you at Katherines Corner today ♥
That’s the spirit, girl! Yummy brats, cold beer and football – hooray! I’ve been cooking all kinds of Hatch Chile dishes so I’ve got the chiles covered 🙂