TaleGater Brats

Premium Talegater brats from your local Signature Meat Market tell an interesting tale filled with lots of flavor-filled twists and turns.  

  • Specialty Beer - Some like to brew up a little tasty trouble

  • Jalapeño Cheddar - Some love a little heat  

  • Bacon Double Cheese - Some like to double their enjoyment 

  • Original - Some like to savor an authentic old world brat


How do you like yours?  This story ends where great tailgating begins, your Signature Meat Market for brats with a twist!!

Specialty Beer

Nothing flavors a brat better then beer. Our specialty beer brat combines premium beer with the seasoning before the brat is in the casing so the flavor penetrates evenly thoughout the meat. It's ready for tailgating so all you need to do is fire up the grill.

Jalepeño Cheddar

Our premium lean pork brat recipe complimented with a hint of Jalepeno and stuffed with delicious Cheddar cheese.  Enought heat to take your tastebuds on a pleasant ride but not enough to set your hair on fire.

Bacon Double Cheese

When you add the taste of savory bacon... yes you need to double the cheese. This tasty brat is a departure from the normal and porovides a whole new taste experience to brat lovers. Double the cheese thank you very much!!!


The is our original old world signature Tailgater brat recipe that grills up lean and meaty.

Cooking Instructions

1. Grill 

Cooking Talegater Brats

1 cup beer

1-1/2 cups water

1 cup ketchup

Settings and timing

This method of cooking adds flavor while tenderizing the bratwurst skins. Grill bratwurst over medium heat, turning occasionally for about 20 minutes. Combine 1 cup beer, 1-1/2 cups water and 1 cup ketchup in large saucepan. Simmer the grilled brats in beer mixture for 15-30 minutes.


For crispy skins  

Do not boil the brats. Start them on direct medium-high heat. Turn them every couple of minutes to achieve an even, very dark brown color. Once they are close to the desired color, move them to indirect heat to finish. This method will give you a crisp snap to the outer skin, a great caramelized flavor, and a juicy meaty interior texture. 

2. Oven

Settings and timing

Bake or broil. Baking brats is a great way to enjoy them, especially if grilling season is still a ways off. Brown them in a skillet for 5-10 minutes to get a nice dark brown color, then finish in a 425°F oven. 

3. Crock Pot

Settings and timing

This is actually a nice and convenient way to prepare them. Place the brats in the pot with some sauerkraut, onions and chicken broth. Make sure the brats are covered. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Put them in the pot before you go to work, and then take them out and have them for dinner when you get home. What a great time saver! Serve plated with mashed potatoes, dark mustard and rye bread. Don’t forget you can also add extra flavor with your favorite Beer.

4. Smoking

Settings and timing

Ever had a smoked brat??? They are REALLY GOOD!!! Smoke at 250°F. Then take them out of the smoker and brown the skins in a skillet or on the grill. An unexpected treat!


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Where to Buy

The following stores are where you can find our selection of Signature Meat Market products. Click on a location to visit their site.

Baker's Three Lakes Foods
Three Lakes, WI
Gary's Quality Foods
Stephenson & Wallace, MI
Great Lake Foods
Tomahawk, WI
Great Lakes Fresh Market
Augusta, WI
Great Lakes Fresh Market
Osseo, WI
Great Lakes Fresh Market
Spencer, WI
Great Lakes Fresh Market
Niagra, WI
Great Lakes Fresh Market
Harvey, MI
Great Lakes Fresh Market
Muskegon, MI
Jack's Fresh Market
Marinette, WI
Larry's Family Foods
Gwinn, MI
Larry's Market
Baraga, MI
Mann's Grocery
Washington Island, WI
Mattoon Market
Mattoon, WI
Pembine Foods
Pembine, WI
Rob's Family Market
Manitowoc, WI
Scott and Lori's
Owen, MI
Settler's Co-Op, Inc.
Bruce Crossing, MI
Valle's Village Market
Marquette, MI