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Cheesy Chili Brats, Tots, wood pellet, grill, BBQ, smoker, recipe

Cheesy Chili Brats and Tots

Friends of ours are having a birthday party for their little boy and wanted something yummy, but inexpensive. So, Patti came up with Cheesy Chili Brats and Tots because we know he can happily live on hot dogs. So we combined summer sausage links with potato nuggets, canned chili and cheese. You can also use brats, hot links or your favorite hotdogs. The adults at the party wanted something spicier so we added cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes to some of the chili. A happy time was had by all!

Cheesy Chili Brats and Tots
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes at 350 degrees (177c)
Grill: Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker
Pellets: Pacific Pellet Gourmet BBQ Pellet Championship Blend

Ingredients: Cheesy Chili Brats and Tots

  • 8 hot dogs, we used summer sausage links
  • 1 ½ lbs. potato nuggets, like Tater Tots, cooked
  • 2 15oz. cans your favorite chili
  • 4 cups Italian cheese blend, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional

Cheesy Chili Brats and Tots
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

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Pour Chili Over the Sausage Links

Cheesy Chili Brats, Tots, wood pellet, grill, BBQ, smoker, recipeCover with Cheese

Cheesy Chili Brats and Tots
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Cooking Directions: Cheesy Chili Brats and Tots

In a large lightly greased cast iron skillet add potatoes in one layer. Arrange dogs on top. Pour chili over the sausage links and cover with cheese. Then onto your perheated grill (350 degrees (177c) for 35 minutes.

Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees (122c), anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.

Cheesy Chili Brats and Tots
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Cheesy Chili Brats, Tots, wood pellet, grill, BBQ, smoker, recipe

On The Grill

Cooking In the Oven:

We have been getting requests for recipe conversions for the Pacific Living Outdoor Oven. I tell folks all the time that cooking on a Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker is just as easy as cooking in your oven. Just about anyone can do it and do it well. Think about it. You set your control knob to the temp you want, put your meat in and leave it for a set time. It is the same thing, time and temperature is what it is all about. The Grill is just like your oven except it uses wood pellets and has wheels.

I did 35 minutes here at 350 (177c).

Note: The Pacific Living Outdoor Oven also has a smoke box.

Cheesy Chili Brats, Tots, wood pellet, grill, BBQ, smoker, recipe

Let’s Eat!!!

Cheesy Chili Brats and Tots
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Green Mountain, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

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Cheesy Chili Brats and Tots
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Chef Ken
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Friends of ours are having a birthday party for their little boy and wanted something yummy, but inexpensive. So, Patti came up with Cheesy Chili Brats and Tots because we know he can happily live on hot dogs. So we combined summer sausage links with potato nuggets, canned chili and cheese. You can also use brats, hot links or your favorite hotdogs. The adults at the party wanted something spicier so we added cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes to some of the chili. A happy time was had by all!
Ingredients
  • 8 hot dogs, we used summer sausage links
  • 1 ½ lbs. potato nuggets, like Tater Tots, cooked
  • 2 15oz. cans your favorite chili
  • 4 cups Italian cheese blend, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
Instructions
  1. In a large lightly greased cast iron skillet add potatoes in one layer. Arrange dogs on top. Pour chili over the sausage links and cover with cheese. Then onto your perheated grill (350 degrees (177c) for 35 minutes.

 

 

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