Now that we’ve gotten past the March Madness basketball hangover, and, yes we’re dealing with the usual transition to outside problems with the finicky Wisconsin weather, let’s talk tailgating!
If bratwurst is your ‘go to’ choice for tailgating, MacFarlane Pheasant Brats are a great alternative. Remember, our pheasants are fed natural grains, no antibiotics, hormones or animal by-products. When we process the meat, we don’t inject it with water to bulk it up.
MacFarlane Pheasant Brats, which do have some ground turkey added to help the sausage retain its consistency when grilling, come in four flavors: Smoked, Southwestern, Golden Harvest and Cordon Bleu. Southwestern has a little kick with some pepper cheese and jalapeno, Golden Harvest has a Thanksgiving flare with apple, cranberry and almond added and Cordon Bleu has turkey ham and Swiss cheese.
They come five in a package for $8.99 in the store. The average sausage brat has 283 calories, and only 11 grams of protein. The calorie count for pheasant brats ranges from 140 to 160 calories and there are 21 grams of protein in a pheasant brat. Grill them on low heat and don’t poke with a fork; you want to keep that juice in.
We’ve got a nice stock of them at our store so if you decide you want to serve them at your next picnic or tailgate party – drop by the store at 2821 S. Hwy 51, Janesville, WI; or order online at www.pheasantfordinner.com (there’s a list of stores that carry our products there for easy reference, too) or give us a call: 608-757-7881 or toll-free 800-345-8348.
So let’s recap – pheasant brats taste great and contain less preservatives and fillers than traditional brats; they come in four different flavors, they have fewer calories and more protein and they’re easy to get. Even if your home team strikes out, you’ll be a winner with pheasant brats.