This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinion and text are my own.
The best part of summer is spending time with your family and friends. I am a foodie if you could not tell that before.
These Smoked Smithfield Craft Collection Yuengling Traditional Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Hoagie are absolutely amazing.
Nothing could make me happier during hot summer days than good old BBQ, smoked sausages, grilled steak, etc. The list is pretty much endless.
Anything that’s coming from my grill or smoker is like the best thing in the world to me.
My family and I spend so much time outside during summer break grilling, and I assume many other families do the same.
Today I am sharing the best way to prepare Smithfield® Craft Collection™ Yuengling® Traditional Bratwurst.
They are smoked to perfection with Mesquite flavor of the pallets, then topped with sauerkraut (also cooked in my smoker in an iron skillet), then placed in a warmly toasted hoagie.
I mean can I hear you cheer, please? These were the bomb. My family couldn’t stop eating them and I am doing it next weekend because they keep asking for more. Who am I to say no, right?!
I was overwhelmed with the flavor in a good way; as well as the texture and overall perfection of the bratwurst.
My husband, who by the way lived for quite some time in Germany, can say that these are LEGIT and are really darn good sausages.
The Smithfield bratwursts are infused with real Yuengling Traditional Lager, are made with premium cuts of pork and a special blend of sweet and savory spices and no MSG.
It has roasted caramel malt for a subtle sweetness and pairs great with grilled food. I mean beer and brats are the perfect pairings, don’t you agree?
Yuengling beer is from America’s oldest craft brewery and it has an amazingly rich amber color.
As I stated above, Yuengling is America’s oldest craft brewery, which is located in Pottsville, PA, and Smithfield is located in Smithfield, VA. You guessed it right, it is the ham capital of the world.
Both come from towns with a slower, more thoughtful pace – grounded in tradition with pride for their heritage.
With that heritage comes an appreciation for quality, flavor, and family. Well, if you ask me, my friends, that makes Smithfield & Yuengling the perfect pair.
Yuengling Lager beer complements these sausages perfectly, especially with some smoked sauerkraut.
If you like cold beer, smoked sausage, and the sauerkraut in a toasted hoagie, then head over to Kroger and get yourself ready for an amazing summer cookout.
You want to be a King or a Queen of your neighborhood this summer and I am telling you it cannot get any better than this.
With 4th of July around the corner, NASCAR and football as well, these would make you the best party host. You can thank me later!
Please let me know, what is your favorite way to prep your bratwurst? Do you cook it in the beer before grilling or does it go straight on the grill?
We love them either way and leftovers, if I have any, are amazing for breakfast with some eggs.
You can find Smithfield Yuengling Bratwurst at your local Kroger.