Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday Tasty Pork Recipe

Today is the final Tuesday of October's National Pork Month and my final Tuesday Tasty Pork Recipe for awhile (I'll continue to post more pork recipes in the future but will be taking a break for a bit).  This week's recipe screams fall and uses a pork product I haven't used yet - pork brats!  I modified a Rachael Ray recipe to create my version of Harvest Brats.  I hope you enjoy it!

Harvest Brats

Vegetable oil
4 pork brats
2 cups water
2 apples (your choice on variety - I like to use Fuji because it is my family's favorite apple)
1 onion
Salt and pepper
1 cup apple cider
1/3 cup brown mustard
2 Tbsp brown sugar
4 brat buns

Ingredient Line-up
Place a large skillet over medium-high heat with some vegetable oil on the bottom of the pan.  Place brats in pan and brown both sides.  This will take 4-5 minutes.

Once brats are browned, add water so the water is up half way on the brats.  Cook brats for 8-9 minutes.

While brats are cooking, slice both the apples and onion.  Feel free to leave the skin on the apples.  I use an apple corer/slicer and then cut eat of those slices in half.

Once brats are cooked thoroughly, remove brats from pan and set aside.  Get rid of any excess water in pan and add apples and onion to pan.  Season with salt and pepper and cook until tender, 4-5 minutes.

Whisk apple cider, brown sugar and mustard together.

Add cider mixture to apples and onions and bring up to a bubble.

Add brats and simmer at low heat for 3-4 minutes.

Serve brat on a bun with apple and onion mixture over top.


I hope you have enjoyed my National Pork Month recipes.  I've enjoyed sharing some of my favorite recipes and I hope you've enjoyed getting some new recipes!

Now it is time to announce last week's pig silicon pot holder winner - congratulations Sara!  I'll get your new pot holder out to you soon!

Now for this week I'll be giving away my last pig silicon pot holder.  To be entered into the randomized drawing, share your favorite new recipe in the comment section.  Thank you once again to the Iowa Soybean Association and the Soybean Checkoff for the pot holders!  The winner will be announced next week!


  1. I think the first recipe you posted-the Fiesta Pork soup-is the one I'll probably try. It's so easy to make, and looks really good! I'll have to try the tater tot casserole because that's my husband's favorite dish. Shhhh, don't tell, but your recipe looks a lot better than his moms!

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