If you like brats (and who doesn’t), and have had the kind that have cheddar injected into them, and you love bacon, you will love this recipe. It is so simple and easy.
Start with a package of cheddar brats and a package of thick sliced bacon. So that we kept this as low carb as possible, we did not use maple cured bacon.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees and using a glass baking dish, wrap two pieces of bacon per brat. When wrapping, if you are careful you can wrap the bacon so that when you set the wrapped brat in the dish the bacon will stay in place so you do not need to use toothpicks. I think that keeping the brat casing intact kept the juices and the cheddar cheese right where you wanted it to be, encased within the brat.
Cooking time will vary so start with 20 minutes and then check on it. We like the bacon crisp so at 20 minutes we increased the temp to 450 and turned on speed bake. We then started checking at 10 minutes increments until the bacon is nice and crispy.
Save that bacon grease in the bottom of the dish! Also, best way to eat these is to transfer to a plate with paper towel to get the excess grease off. Then, after plating, pick them up and eat them just like a hotdog with the bacon as the bun! Enjoy!!
At only 3 grams of carbs and 28 grams of healthy fat, this is a perfect food for the diabetic. It is very filling and tasty. The flavor is incredible how the bacon flavor mixed into the brat with the cheddar cheese!