Bratchos

This bratchos recipe is the perfect appetizer for your family get-togethers, game days, tailgating, and cookouts. Bratchos are a delicious combination of bratwurst and nachos. This is such a declious finger-licking snack, so good that your guests don’t want to get to the main course! 

On a bed of crisp tortilla chips, we added a German flair! bit-sized chunks of bratwurst, cheese, guacamole, black beans, pico de gallo, and jalapenos. What could be better than that?

Why You’ll Love This Bratchos Recipe 

You couldn’t love the combination of bratwurst, nachos, cheese, and salsa. This delicious combination will disappear before you have time to bring out napkins for your guests!

Not only is this recipe easy to make, but the flavor combinations will make you return for more. I have found that this is a hit with adults and kids because who doesn’t love nachos?

If you’re looking just for a bratwurst recipe, I also have you covered here.

What You’ll Need To Make Bratchos 

  • Bratwurst
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Black Beans
  • Pico De Gallo, Homemade or Store-Bought
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Pickled Jalapenos
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro 

How To Make Bratchos 

Step 1: Prepare For Baking 

Preheat your oven to 400F.
Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.

Step 2: Assemble 

Grill the brats over medium heat until they’re cooked through.

Chop your bratwurst into bite-sized pieces.

Place tortilla chips in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add layers of cooked sliced bratwursts, black beans, and cheeses.

Step 3: Bake! 

Place into oven and bake until heated through and the cheeses have melted about 10-12 minutes.

Step 4: Serve

Serve immediately, topped with pico de gallo, guacamole, jalapenos, sour cream, and cilantro. 

What Temperature To Cook Bratchos At?

You’ll want to bake your Bratchos at a temperature of 350°F. 

What Internal Temperature Do You Need To Reach For Bratchos 

You will need to reach an internal temperature of 165°F when cooking the sausages to ensure they are safe to eat. The bratchos, however, don’t require a set internal temperature as the sausages should already be cooked before baking. 

However, a good estimate is to ensure the cheese is golden brown before removing it from the oven. 

How Long To Cook Bratchos For? 

This dish requires two cooking steps. The sausages will take approximately 10-12 minutes to cook through. 

After assembling, you will probably have to bake your Bratchos for 10-15 minutes for the cheese to melt and warm completely. In total, it will take you approximately 30 minutes of cooking time to get the dish ready. 

How To Store Leftover Bratchos? 

It’s hard to have leftovers with how delicious this dish is! However, if you do find yourself with leftovers, your best bet is to store it in an airtight container for a maximum of 4-5 days.

The chips will most likely soften upon reheating, but they will still be delicious! 

How To Reheat Leftovers

Ideally, you should pop any leftovers into the oven at a medium-low temperature until warm to retain the crispiness of the chips. 

A microwave will run the risk of the chips softening completely. 

More Sides and Appetizers

Pulled Pork Cakes

Smoked Cuban Cigars

Crunchy Meatballs

Smoked Queso Dip with Pulled Pork

Smoked Pork Belly Ends Traeger

Salmon Burnt Ends

Duck Jalapeno Poppers

Smashed Meatball Burgers

Tips To Make The Best Bratchos 

Switch Up The Toppings 

You can swap out the toppings in the recipe above for any of your favorite nacho toppings. A cheese that melts well and vegetables will work great with this recipe!

You can also use a different sausage such as knockwurst or weisswurst. 

Make It Ahead Of Time 

If you’d like, you can cut down on prep time on the day of serving by grilling the sausages and keeping them in the refrigerator for a couple of days prior. 

When you’re ready to make your dish, slice the pre-cooked sausages, assemble the dish, and bake your bratchos until they’re piping hot! 

bratchos on a tray with cheese and toppings

Bratchos

Charlie
This Bratchos recipe is finger-licking and so good that your guests don't want to get to main course! Its corn chips topped with bratwurst sausage, cheese, jalapenos, avocado, salsa and sour cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, lunch, main, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Barbecue, bbq, cheese, dinner
Servings 6 serves
Calories 426 kcal

Equipment

  • Oven Grill

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups bratwursts cooked and sliced into bite sized chunks.
  • 12 ounces tortilla chips
  • 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup pico de gallo homemade or store-bought
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapenos
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400F.
  • Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  • Grill the brats over medium heat until they’re cooked through.
  • Chop your bratwurst in to bite sized pieces.
  • Place tortilla chips in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add layers of cooked sliced bratwursts, black beans, and cheeses.
  • Place into oven and bake until heated through and the cheeses have melted, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, topped with pico de gallo, guacamole, jalapenos, sour cream and cilantro.
Keyword bratchos, nachos, smoked brats

If you’re looking for an amazing and easy-to-make appetizer that will have everyone in awe and searching for crumbs, then this is the recipe for you. 

Keep in touch with your creative side by experimenting with toppings or prepare ahead of time to make serving this dish fun and effortless for you! 

Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

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