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Big Mac Sausage Popper Boats

These Big Mac Sausage Popper Boats are made with beer brat "boats" that are filled with cream cheese, a special sauce, and more!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Derek Wolf



  • 6-8 Beer Brat Sausages
  • 12-16 oz Cream Cheese sliced into 2 oz cubes
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 12-16 Pickled Jalapeños Slices
  • 6-8 Dill Pickles sliced
  • 2 tbsp Favorite Burger Seasoning


  • 1 cup Finely Diced White Onions
  • 1 cup Shredded Lettuce
  • Special Sauce see below

Special Sauce:

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • cup White Vinegar
  • 2.5 tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1.5 tbsp Sweet Pickle Relish
  • ¾ tbsp Paprika
  • ½ tbsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tbsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ tbsp Garlic Powder


  • Begin by adding all the ingredients for the Special Sauce to a bowl and mixing. Set to the side until ready to use.
  • Next, take your beer brats and gently slice lengthwise to open up the casing. Begin firmly pressing with your fingers to build a “boat” or “canoe” shape with the sides being high and the center dipping. Once all the brats are shaped, add a 2oz slice of cream cheese to each in the center. Top the cream cheese with two slices of pickled jalapenos and one slice of dill pickles. Finish each sausage with your favorite Burger seasoning (I used Alvin Cailan’s Burger SZN from Spiceology). Set the poppers in the fridge for 15 minutes to set.
  • Preheat a medium heat fire for indirect cooking (around 300F).
  • Once the grill is hot, add your sausage popper boats to cook until 165F internal (about 1-1.5 hours). About the last 10 minutes of the cook, top each sausage popper boat with a handful of cheese to melt. Once the sausages are done, pull off and let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  • Finish each sausage popper boat with some lettuce, finely diced white onions and a drizzle of the Special Sauce. Slice, serve and enjoy!



Calories: 1141kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 100g | Saturated Fat: 42g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Monounsaturated Fat: 31g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 227mg | Sodium: 3483mg | Potassium: 983mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 7069IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 685mg | Iron: 5mg