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Where to get Pineapple Bratwurst in the cities?

Traceybelle Apr 3, 2011 09:06 PM

My brother went to Nebraska this weekend and texted me saying he'd just had a pineapple bratwurst and we need to find them here (I'm sort of the research/reference librarian in the family).

So far in my brief online searching I've found McDonald's Meats in Clear Lake and Greg's Meats in Hampton... but both of those are a bit of a drive. I'm hoping someone on here might know of somewhere more convenient I could find them? I'd be happy with a brand I could find in stores, a butcher, or even just a restaurant that serves them.

Geographic info: I live in the Northwest suburbs but spend a good bit of my time in Roseville. My brother lives in Albertville, he works in Plymouth & his wife works in Minneapolis. Really anywhere in the metro is great but if there's somewhere west of the river that'd be even better.

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    Brad Ballinger RE: Traceybelle Apr 4, 2011 07:49 AM

    In Clearwater (really not too far from Albertville), you'll find McDonald's Meats. From their web site: "Pineapple Bratwurst - 100% Pork, 6 links per pack, 1.25 lbs."


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      daniellempls RE: Brad Ballinger Apr 4, 2011 08:45 AM

      Sentyrz in NE makes their own Pineapple brats, which are very good. They make quite an assortment of sausages and meats, and they can overall tend toward the rich side, but are very flavorful and yum. Technically east of the river, but pretty close to it, so..

      1612 2nd St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
      (612) 781-3484

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        b ster RE: daniellempls Apr 4, 2011 09:49 AM

        I know I've found them around the area, can't remember if it was the Wedge (co-op) or Lund's. Regardless, I know they were at the butcher counter. Come to think of it, I believe they were actually chicken sausage...so not technically brats. Pretty awesome.

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          GutGrease RE: b ster Mar 26, 2012 08:13 AM

          That sounds like something the Wedge would offer....pineapple with chicken sausage

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      jayyy RE: Traceybelle Mar 25, 2012 09:53 AM

      Hy-vee sells pineapple bratwurst in the full service meat section.

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        ssioff RE: Traceybelle Mar 26, 2012 09:14 AM

        RJ's Meats in Hudson, but there is more than just pineapple in there.


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          DaKing RE: ssioff Mar 27, 2012 07:09 AM

          I'm trying to stay open minded here, but I can't figure out what the attraction is for such a concoction. Please explain. Do you dress it with mustard and onions? Or?

          Seems like a chocolate martini, or meat on a salad....

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            Enso RE: DaKing Mar 27, 2012 10:41 AM

            It's best if it's a spicy brat; then pineapple complements quite nicely.

            Meat and fruit has a long history... As is putting meat in a salad--or was that a trick question?

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              DaKing RE: Enso Mar 28, 2012 07:14 AM

              Enso---No trick question; it's just that combinations involving lettuce and beef in the same dish are not appealing to me. I like both, but not together, same with chocolate and gin, or meat and fruit, long history notwithstanding.

              If it's like soupkitten suggests with a Hawaiian pizza and pineapple brats, then it makes a little sense...........but mustard and pineapple...? No way.

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              soupkitten RE: DaKing Mar 27, 2012 11:57 AM

              i think folks who would be into this concept would also be into "hawai'ian pizza" w canadian bacon/ham & pineapple, or like old-school ham w pineapple slices and cherries. probably pretty good if you were in the mood for it.

              i am a purist about some things, but i like to try a wacky sausage from time to time. i also love meat salads... "choco-tinis" not so much. :)

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                Brad Ballinger RE: soupkitten Mar 27, 2012 07:21 PM

                Four brats with pineapple hardly cost anything. Certainly work an experiment. And with respect to the Hawai'ian pizza, I'm a fan. Even more than that, though, I like sauerkraut on pizza.

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                  JimGrinsfelder RE: Brad Ballinger May 9, 2012 04:11 AM

                  Sauerkraut on pizza is surely a sign the end times are nigh.

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                    Enso RE: JimGrinsfelder May 27, 2012 02:15 PM

                    Amen, Brother!


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                JimGrinsfelder RE: DaKing May 9, 2012 04:11 AM

                Or Tacos Al Pastor....?

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              kmpls RE: Traceybelle May 8, 2012 03:37 PM

              Neumann's, available at their Farm Store or at the Princeton, Maple Grove, Shoreview, Sartel, St. Joseph, and Plymouth Farmers Markets


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                Traceybelle RE: kmpls May 9, 2012 11:44 AM

                I'll have to keep an eye out - I work right by the Maple Grove market. Thanks!

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                JimGrinsfelder RE: Traceybelle May 9, 2012 04:16 AM

                TraceyBelle, if you're in Roseville and you want to pick up a pretty darn good brat, stop by the Speedy Mart on Como Ave, just east of 280. Go to the back of the store where they have the meat counter and buy some of their fresh bratwursts. (I don't know if they have a pineapple-laced brat).

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                  Traceybelle RE: JimGrinsfelder May 9, 2012 11:45 AM

                  I will keep that in mind. Always looking for good finds around that area. Thanks!

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                  Traceybelle RE: Traceybelle May 9, 2012 11:53 AM

                  Well we did find some, though I'm not sure from where - I'd have to ask my brother. As far as the questions of condiments - I found them quite tasty just plain in a bun, but I would imagine topping it with red onion and maybe peppers would prove to be pretty good.

                  I will definitely be checking out some of these places to see how theirs compare (and check out their other goods as well). Thanks for all the replies.

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                    GutGrease RE: Traceybelle May 21, 2012 12:56 PM

                    Funny, I was just rolling past Grundhofer's on Hwy 61 in Hugo on Saturday when I saw that they were having a brat sale. I stopped in and bought packages of bbq bacon brats, garlic & onion brats, sauerkraut brats, and pineapple brats. It looked like they had 40-50 different varieties of brats including their notable gummy bear brats

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                      mngal RE: GutGrease May 24, 2012 05:12 PM

                      Grundhoffer's brats are great! Worth the trip.

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