Oktoberfest kebabs recipe and beer tasting at it’s finest! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OktoberOnTheFarm #CollectiveBias. Messaging below is intended for ages 21+ and is intended to be enjoyed responsibly, in moderation.
If you’ve never been to New England during fall, you’re really missing out. If you’re like me, and have never been to Europe during fall, we’re all missing out. That’s why we’re bringing Oktoberfest to New England.
Oktoberfest Kebabs and Beer Sampling
Here in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont we have several breweries who participate in Oktoberfest and launch their own Oktoberfest beer brews. Some are good, some are…ick…and there is only one way to find out which one is the best. How? A beer tasting Oktoberfest party, of course!
Today we’re celebrating Oktoberfest with Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa kebabs over the grill, a perfect feast to celebrate Oktoberfest. We’ll also have a selection of beer samples from local breweries, all competing for the best Oktoberfest beer in the Upper Valley!
Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa Kebabs
To make these kebabs for your Oktoberfest party, we’ll start with a package or two of Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa, a colorful array of bell peppers, small tomatoes, large onion, salt and pepper, and skewers.
Slice your peppers; we used green, yellow and red peppers.
If need be, slice your tomatoes to the desired size. We used small plum tomatoes and cut them in half.
Slice the ends off your onions, quarter them, split and slice down to 1½ pieces.
Slice your Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa in 1 to 1½ inch pieces.
Skewer Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa, peppers, onion and tomato in an alternating pattern and add a pinch of salt and pepper to each to taste.
Grill for 3-5 minutes on one side, flip and grill additional 3-5 minutes until the Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa is cooked through as recommended on the packaging.
- Soak your wood skewers in water for 30 minutes before grilling
- Use tin foil as a heat guard or risk burning your wood skewers to a crisp!
For the beer tasting, we’re sampling Oktoberfest beers from local breweries to find out which local brewery we will reign the champion of Oktoberfest beers.
In order to make this an un-biased and oh-so-professional beer tasting study (ha!), we’ll have a designated beer wench who will keep track of which beer is which. The beer will be in beer glasses and the bottles hidden from sight. We cleansed our palates with Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa kebabs and German pretzel bread, which we picked up at the bakery, between beers – moderation is key to a good Oktoberfest beer tasting!
Once we’re done taste testing Oktoberfest beers, we’ll all share our opinions and the beer wench will declare the winner! Or at least that was the idea… Of course when tasting beer, grilling kebabs, and joking around with friends; at the end of the day no one can remember which beer was better – they were all great and we all had fun! Great friends, great food and great beer, that’s all that counts!
Hillshire Farm® is always our go-to for Kielbasa and Rope Sausage. We use Hillshire Farm® Rope Sausage and Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa several times each week. Sometimes with our eggs for breakfast, and we always put some in our pasta sauce and heat it up on the stove top for spaghetti night! Kebabs are just one more way we enjoy Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa and Rope Sausage. Next time you’re at Walmart, make sure to hit the refrigerated section for some Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa!
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