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Red, White and Chew Firecracker Bangers with Avocado-Jicama Relish and Chipotle Aioli

Total time:

35 min

Prep time:


Cook time:

35 min

Red, White and Chew Firecracker Bangers with Avocado-Jicama Relish and Chipotle Aioli


2013 All American Recipe Contest - Favorite 4th of July Recipe Category Grand Prize Winner!

I'm celebrating our day of American Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain with a "banged-up" version of an American favorite - a 4th of July hot dog! My tribute is tongue-in-cheek to say the least, with "Bangers" having a double meaning here… 1. the "bang" of fireworks in your mouth comes with the burst of heat from jalapeño peppers in my pickled Avocado-Jicama Relish, and, 2. that "Bangers" are a sausage link served in the U.K. fondly known as part of Bangers & Mash!


Serves: 10

As needed 1/2 small jicama, peeled and diced
As needed 1 large jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and diced
As needed 1/2 cup diced onion
As needed 1 small red bell pepper, diced
As needed 1 tablespoon sugar
As needed 1/4 cup cider vinegar
As needed 1/2 cup water
As needed 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
As needed 1 California Avocado, peeled, seed removed and diced
As needed 2 bottles (alcoholic) ginger beer
As needed 1 medium onion, peeled and rough-chopped
As needed 10 cheddar brats
As needed 10 bakery hot dog buns, split but leave hinged
As needed 10 deli slices pepper jack cheese
As needed 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
As needed 1/4 cup ketchup
As needed 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
As needed 2 tablespoon hickory smoke mustard
As needed 1 tablespoon agave nectar
As needed 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
As needed 1/3 cup chipotle flavored mayonnaise spread

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
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Prepare your favorite Weber grill (gas or charcoal) on medium-high heat, direct heat on one side only. To make the relish, add relish ingredients to a gallon resealable bag and gently mix with a spoon. Seal, forcing air out of the bag and chill. For the Bangers, peel and cut onion in chunks and put into grill safe saucepan with the beer and brats. Heat on the grill, on indirect heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove saucepan and place brats on the grill directly over heat. Grill, turning until you have nice grill marks on all sides. Move to indirect heat and finish cooking for another 10 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together Aioli ingredients. Remove the brats to a work surface. Lightly toast the cut sides of the buns on the grill. Remove buns and place 1 slice of cheese, broken in half lengthwise, onto the bottom of each bun. Spread the top cut side with equal portions of Aioli. Add a brat to each and spoon Avocado-Jicama Relish over the top, sprinkle with equal portions of cilantro and serve.

Nutrition information per serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Sandi S.


(3 Ratings)