This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.
Grown-Up Beanie Weenie
Are you familiar with the retro meal of Beanie Weenie? My family absolutely loves it. The principal of the dish is that it is super affordable and filling. You get fiber from the beans and protein from the hot dogs. It is easy on the wallet and easy to make. And if you grew up with it, it's also a really sentimental dish and is incredibly comforting. So, I thought, why not take that Beanie Weenie up a notch? In this Easy Sausage Baked Beans recipe, I add some cooked and sliced Johnsonville Beer Brats and add a little extra flavoring (while still keeping things easy!)
Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Grill
To cook that fresh, yummy sausage, I am going to prepare these brats on my Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Grill. You might remember it from my recipe for Crock Pot Sausage & Peppers. It cooks sausages perfectly! Plus, it's electric so it can be plugged right in on my countertop and I don't have to worry about heating up a grill. There is no preheating time with this electric grill!
Father's Day Gift Idea
I heard from a lot of you after I first spoke about the Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Grill and many of you bought it for the men in your life for a Christmas present. I absolutely loved getting all the feedback and seeing the photos of how you are using it and what you make! Seriously, some of y'all are so creative and I love that you've used this grill to suit your needs. I really like it for busy weeknights. Everyone in my family can easily use it and get started on dinner. So if you are absolutely stumped as to what you should get Dad for Father's Day - this may be just the thing! Man + Grill + Meat = Utter Happiness. 😉
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Did I mention that it also stores on its' side? So, if you wanted, you could keep it out on your counter or it easily slides into one of your cabinets for storage. I have a lot of small appliances and a small kitchen so space is at a premium. I always appreciate when a company thinks about these things when they are designing a small appliance. So helpful!
Easy Clean Up
Johnsonville really thought of everything with this design. Not only does it store upright, it also has removable cooking plates! Along with a removable drip tray. They can all be popped into the dishwasher (hallelujah!) to be washed.
Cooks perfect every single time
Because there is an internal cooking thermometer built right into the cooking plate, the sausages are always cooked perfectly. I can't tell you how many times I have burned brats on my outdoor grill. Mainly because I am a frantic cook and I'm always juggling 10 things at once. So, the outside of the brats would be absolutely burnt while the insides were still raw. Not with this grill! They get that lovely, deep golden brown outside and are cooked to the perfect, juicy temperature on the inside because it seals in the flavor and juices thanks to the enclosed design.
Easy Sausage Baked Beans
Now, let me show you how we're going to make these delicious brats and beans! Feel free to use any flavor of Johnsonville sausage you love!
1 (19 oz) package Johnsonville sausages
2 (28 oz) cans baked beans
1 yellow onion, finely diced
1 (12 oz) bottle chili sauce
2 tablespoon yellow mustard
½ teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
1 cup packed brown sugar
Plug in your Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Grill and place Johnsonville sausages directly on the plates. No need to spray with any nonstick spray as the plates are already nonstick. Note: If you aren't making the whole pack of sausages, make sure one of the sausages is in the middle position. The internal temperature gauge is in the center position. It will make sure your Johnsonville sausages are cooked perfectly! Close lid and press down until you hear the 'click' sound of the lid locking into place. Click on the power button and the grill will do the rest!
While the sausages are cooking, preheat oven to 350f degrees, then spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in both cans of baked beans.
Stir in diced onions, chili sauce, mustard and liquid smoke.
Finally, stir in brown sugar.
The sausages only take about 10 minutes to cook. Once the timer beeps, carefully remove the sausages from the grill and place on a cutting board.
Cut sausages into 1-inch slices.
Add sliced sausage into bean mixture and gently stir.
Bake uncovered at 350f degrees for about an hour. Sauce should be dark in color and thickened.
Crock Pot Italian Sausage & Peppers
Easy Sausage Baked Beans
- 1 19 oz package Johnsonville sausages
- 2 28 oz cans baked beans
- 1 yellow onion finely diced
- 1 12 oz bottle chili sauce
- 2 tablespoon yellow mustard
- ½ teaspoon liquid smoke optional
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- Plug in your Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Grill and place Johnsonville sausages directly on the plates. Close the lid, lock it, then turn on the power button.
- While the sausages are cooking, preheat oven to 350f degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in both cans of baked beans.
- Stir in diced onions, chili sauce, mustard and liquid smoke.
- Finally, stir in brown sugar.
- The sausages only take about 10 minutes to cook. Once the timer beeps, carefully remove the cooked sausages from the grill and place on a cutting board.
- Cut sausages into 1-inch slices.
- Add sliced sausage into bean mixture and gently stir.
- Bake uncovered at 350f degrees for about an hour. Sauce should be dark in color and thickened.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Claudine in Fort Worth, TX
OK, Brandie, you got me! I ordered one of the Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Grills. I have been looking at these for some time and this recipe finally pushed me to get one! Our 55th Wedding Anniversary is coming up June 12th and my hubby has been asking me what I wanted. I told him that I just had to have one of these grills, so that's what I did. LOL! Now the only problem is that I have to wait for it to get here so I can make this delicious looking dish. We love Beenie Weenies and we love bratwurst, so this will be a good change for us. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Brandie @ The Country Cook
Cluadine, I promise you will have so much fun with it! Sometimes I just cook up a couple for lunch. I absolutely LOVE bratwurst and Italian sausage. So I really do use this at least once a week. Also, happy anniversary! Wow! So amazing!!
This looks yummy, but what do you suggest I can use in place of the chili sauce? I am actually allergic to pepper and basil. If I eat anything with these items, I have to be very careful about how much I eat and to have something that will take the heat away (even black pepper). Mustard can be tricky--usually I stick with honey mustard, etc.
Brandie @ The Country Cook
Hi Carleen! Hmmmm. There shouldn't be basil in the chili sauce. It's really just like a cocktail sauce but I'm not sure about the pepper part. You could just substitute ketchup. Chili sauce is not as sweet as ketchup. 🙂