Lettuce Brat Wraps with Johnsonville Brat Patties

By August 12, 2011Cooking

We are desperately holding onto the last days of our Summer vacation. Grilling is something we typically do during the Summer months, but having some delicious recipes to use during the Fall and maybe even Winter months is great.

Johnsonville recently released a new product, the Bratwurst Burger Patties. Now, while I’m not a huge fan of Brats, my house full of men LOVE them! Luckily, Doug is a lot more creative with his food than I am and he actually came up with this original recipe for Lettuce Brat Wraps. I’m much more of a traditional cook, but Doug loves to play with different flavors and can imagine how they might taste when combined.

As I said, I’m a traditional cook and actually don’t really care for any of these ingredients. So…what’s a girl to do? Well, of course I had to try one of Doug’s experiments and…I LOVED it! The crunch of the cole slaw mix combined with the sweetness of the grilled red onions was perfection! He used Hellmann’s mayonnaise mixed with spicy brown mustard for the sauce and it added a perfect tang to the wrap.

And while I don’t really care for brats {like I said}, I really do like the new Johnsonville Brat Burger Patties. They come in Original and also Italian Sausage flavor and can be found at Walmart, near the meat section, in the open freezer cases.

So, why not just share a plain old sandwich with you?

Well, Johnsonville is sponsoring the “No Ordinary Burger Recipe Contest” where customers will share their best way to top their burgers or innovative ways to use the product.  Contest runs through Labor Day, winners will receive free groceries for a year from Walmart ($500 Walmart Gift card per month).  Top 6 customers will be brought to Bentonville and Walmart grocery leadership team will select the winners.

Ok my friends!! That’s HUGE! Free groceries for a year! Wouldn’t you love that? Me too, although I’m not really sure that I’m eligible, now YOU can enter and I would just be tickled to death if one of my readers won!

On with the Lettuce Brat Wraps

Doug even let me take a short video of him preparing the Lettuce Brat Wraps


Lettuce Brat Wraps with Johnsonville Brat Patties

A delicious twist on the normal brat. This original recipe from HoosierHomemade.com features Johnsonville Brat Patties.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Lettuce Wraps per box


  • 1 box of Johnsonville Brat Patties {available in original or Italian Sausage}
  • 1 bunch of leaf lettuce
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 bag of cole slaw mix
  • 1 small can black olives, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil {for grilling onion}
  • 1 cup Hellmann’s mayo
  • 2-3 tablespoons Spicy Brown Mustard


  1. Cut red onion in half, drizzle with olive oil and place on grill
  2. Add sesame seeds to a metal pan {grill safe} and place on grill, toast for about 10 minutes
  3. Grill the Johnsonville Brat Patties
  4. Combine mayo and spicy brown mustard in a small bowl


  1. Spread a thin layer of mayo mixture on a washed lettuce leaf
  2. Cut Johnsonville Brat Pattie in half and place in lettuce
  3. Add a little cole slaw mix, grilled onions, olives and toasted sesame seeds

Would you like to try the new Johnsonville Brat Burger Patties? Grab a coupon! Head on over and check out the other great Johnsonville Recipes!

Disclosure: This post is part of a campaign I am participating in with the Walmart Moms. Walmart has provided me with compensation  for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own.

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