The heartland of America is known for its hearty meat and dairy dishes – and of course, beer. Serve up the best of the Midwest as you cheer on the Packers tonight.
Whether you’re a lifelong Cheesehead or supporting them for one night only, it’s worth exploring the culinary traditions of Wisconsin. They keep no secrets of their famed foods – cheese and beer are dietary staples.
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The beef raised in the Midwest is second to none, and the state specialty is the bratwurst, brought over and popularized by the state’s German immigrant population.
Here’s a simple yet delicious-sounding recipe that combines the brat with Wisconsin’s other specialty – cold hard lager. Drink your beer while eating it, too.
- 6 bratwurst sausages
- 6 cups lager beer (it’s gotta be Miller)
- 2 onions, diced
- 2 red or green bell peppers, sliced
- Salt and pepper
- 6 bratwurst buns (but any Superfan needs to put their brat on a Sheboygan bun)
Drink it down with a classic Miller or a tangy Leinenkugel brew, and you’ll be an honorary Cheesehead in any Wisconsinite’s book!