I bought a Groupon last year for Robert's Specialty Meats in Waukesha on Sunset, that was for 4 pounds of its Ribs on a Stick and some potato salad and dip mixes. I got the ribs on a stick but unfortunately they were out of the mixes and I have to wait for those to come in. But for the inconvenience, they gave me a little over 4 lbs. of ribs - very awesome!
I had no idea how many ribs on a stick were going to be in the package, but I was very happy to see that they were nicely marinated. We pulled out seven for my mom, dad and I to have with some fresh balsamic marinated green beans and stuffed mushrooms (recipe to come).
We put the ribs on a broiler pan and put them in the oven. Mom handled the cooking and when they were done in the oven (about 15 minutes broiled), we sat down to eat. I marinated the beans in balsamic vinegar and olive oil and then steamed them in a skillet on the stove.
I haven't had meat this tender and fall-off-the-stick succulent in years. I had a similar entree at Bodway's in Waukesha (now Mainstream) but I don't know where they got them from. This was a perfect serving for the three of us.
I pulled the rest of the ribs out to find out how many were in the container and found that I got 21 total. We ended up cooking up the rest of them for a meal later in the week and my dad had 6 this time (hmmm - a bit more hungry?) But they are good!!!! I held back and only had two with the next meal and now there are leftovers for salad toppings or lunch at work.
While I was at Robert's, I saw that the brats were buy 3 packs, get one free from the freezer. These are some of the best brats I have ever had and some really unique blends.
For example, my parents ate the Apple Chicken brats for the game yesterday. I was at a friends for homemade pizza, but they said they were delightful and saved me one. I asked if they would be good with a breakfast dish because of the apple and my mom's eyes instantly lit up and thought that was a wonderful idea.
I ended up adding some to a Butternut Squash & Apple Soup and it was a perfect flavor to add some texture to a delicious soup. (Recipe to come soon!)
I have had Robert's Asparagus Cheddar ones and they were so good, it was the first package I grabbed. The cashier did tell me that they had fresh Asparagus ones in the case, but I wasn't going to be eating them right away, so I stuck with the frozen ones. The asparagus is a nice change of flavor in the brat but not overpowering.
|Asparagus Cheddar Brats|
|Bacon & Cheddar Chicken Brats|
|Feta & Spinach Brats|