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How to Cook Brats on a George Foreman Grill

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A Jill-of-all-trades, Lillian Downey is a certified Responsible Sexuality Educator, certified clinical phlebotomist and a certified non-profit administrator. She's also written extensively on gardening and cooking. She also authors blogs on nail art blog and women's self esteem.
How to Cook Brats on a George Foreman Grill
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The George Foreman Grill cooks on the top and bottom at the same time and at high heat so you can produce crispy brats that still retain a lot of their natural juices. Splitting the brats open cuts the cooking time in half, makes the brat crispy on four sides, ensures the brats cook to a safe temperature and allows you to get creative with the toppings. All you need is a little oil.

Step 1

How to Cook Brats on a George Foreman Grill
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Turn on your grill. If you have a programmable grill, choose a setting between 350 and 400 degrees F.

Step 2

How to Cook Brats on a George Foreman Grill
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Use a sharp knife to butterfly each brat by slicing it almost all the way in half, lengthwise.

Step 3

How to Cook Brats on a George Foreman Grill
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Drizzle olive or vegetable oil over the front and back sides of each brat to make the brats crispier as they cook.

Step 4

How to Cook Brats on a George Foreman Grill
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Place the brats cut-side down on the George Foreman Grill. Arrange them at an angle or sideways to get the most grill marks.

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Step 5

How to Cook Brats on a George Foreman Grill
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Close the lid and cook until the brats have deep, dark brown or black grill marks on both sides and the insides are steaming hot -- about 10 minutes. Measure with a meat thermometer if you're unsure if they've reached the safe temperature of 165 F.

Step 6

How to Cook Brats on a George Foreman Grill
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Place the brat inside the bun with the cut side facing up. This makes a brat with a deep groove in the center that you can fill with onions and condiments. Experiment with different toppings, such as mac and cheese, chili, sauerkraut and coleslaw.

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