Rueben Bratwurst Burgers

June 2008

8 bratwurst burger patties (4 to 6 oz.)
8 rye burger buns, split
8 slices (1 oz. each) Swiss cheese
1 jar (16 oz.) sauerkraut, drained, rinsed
1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing

Heat gas or charcoal grill.  When grill is heated, place bratwurst patties on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals.  Cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until patties are no longer pink in center.
Place buns, cut sides down, on grill and top each bratwurst patty with slice of cheese, cook about 1 minute or until buns are toasted and cheese is melted.
In medium microwavable bowl, microwave sauerkraut on High 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.  Stir in dressing.
Top bottom half of each bun with bratwurst patty and about 1/4 cup sauerkraut mixture.  Cover with top halves of buns.



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