Philly Cheese Sausage Skewer just in time to amp up your backyard BBQ! While “inspired” by the infamous Philly Cheesesteak, I wanted to team up with Johnsonville and make something brand new. While this may not be authentic by any means, the flavor is out of this world! Sizzling beer brats topped with melted cheese, sauteed veggies and more cheese. The perfect party food for anytime of the year!
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All about the Sausage for our Philly Cheese Sausage Skewers
The first big key to making this recipe work is having the right sausage. I teamed up with Johnsonville because I know they have some of the most flavorful and fresh sausage on the market. I snagged myself some Johnsonville Beer Brats because I am hoping to get some tanginess on these Philly Cheese Sausage Skewers. The Beer Brats also hold up really nicely over the fire. That is a huge bonus because this recipe takes about 15 minutes to cook and we do not want to lose any juiciness.
You can also make this recipe work with Johnsonville Cheddar Brats or even Chorizo! These might be some fun little change ups from the classic Beer Brat. Once you have your Johnsonville Beer Brats, I will lay them out and begin to start prepping!
Making the Philly Cheese Sausage Skewers
Skewering the Philly Cheese Sausage Skewers is obviously a big piece of the puzzle. I like to lay mine out lined up together and skewer all at once. Now, I am using a two prong super skewer but this recipe can easily be done with classic metal or bamboo skewers. The two skewers help to keep it a little more stable when flipping over the fire in my opinion.
Once skewered, I will place them over the flames about 6 inches away from the heat. For this type of cook, I like making a three zone fire with two heat sources on the outside and the center without heat. This lets us cook slower over the coals and prevents flare ups from the fat in the sausage. Any flare ups and you really run the risk of the Philly Cheese Sausage Skewers burning! We do not want that. Make sure to watch the sausages while they cook, and flip them over if they begin to flare or burn. Move the coals around as you need to prevent this too!
Lets Chat Veggies
Now you can either cook them veggies while the sausages are cooking or before. I chose before because then you have to do less multitasking (not a strength of mine). Sauteing some onions and bell peppers will help us get a flair of Philly Cheesesteak. For an added bonus, I will be heating up some cheese sauce to go on top as well because that is just essential. While this might not be a “classic” Philly, we will be having some fun making it delicious!
Time to Eat
Once everything is done, we can starting finishing the Philly Cheese Sausage Skewers. Top off with some provolone cheese to melt first. This is also essential. Next, we will add the sauteed onions and peppers. Drizzle some of that cheese sauce on top and we are ready to eat! These Johnsonville Beer Brats are everything you need to make your backyard grilling delicious. Try this Philly Cheese Sausage Skewer, and you will not be disappointed. Cheers!
Philly Cheese Sausage Skewers
- 2 packs of Johnsonville Beer Brats
- 8-10 slices of Provolone Cheese
- Cheese Sauce for garnish
- 1 cup of Sliced Sweet Onions
- ½ cup of Sliced Green Bell Pepper
- 2 tbsp of Unsalted Butter
- 2 tsp of Hot Sauce
- 1 tsp of Kosher Salt
- 1 tsp of Black Pepper
- 1 tsp of Garlic Powder
- Preheat your grill for medium heat (around 350F) doing a three zone technique making the grill grate or the place where you lay your skewers at least 6 inches away from the heat.
- Add a cast iron skillet to the grill with some butter. Add the onions, green bell peppers, hot sauce, salt, pepper and garlic to the skillet and let saute until softened and browned (about 7-8 minutes). As the veggies are cooking, warm up the melted cheese in a skillet over the fire for 2-3 minutes until it is runny. Once the veggies and cheese are done, pull off and keep warm.
- Begin by carefully skewering your sausage onto a two prong skewer or using two single prongs. Add the skewers to the grill to cook for about 7-9 minutes per side. Make sure to watch out for flare ups, and pull the sausages off or move the coals around it that becomes a problem.
- Once the skewers are close to their final temperature (165F), begin topping them. Add the sliced provolone cheese and cover the skewers with the lid until the cheese melts (about 2-3 minutes). Then begin to build with a layer of onions and bell peppers topped with a drizzle of cheese sauce. Once garnished, pull off and let cool for 5 minutes.
- When ready, slice into the skewers and enjoy!
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