Gameday Bratco

Two of your favorite game-day foods—tacos and brats—come together in one mighty mashup that’s guaranteed to win, every time. We call it a Bratco and it’s as easy to make as it is delicious to taste. Taco-seasoned bratwurst and veggies huddle up in an Old El Paso™ Tortilla Bowl, then get topped with cheese, queso sauce and cilantro—no fan will be able to resist digging in!
Prep 25 Minutes
Total Time 25 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredient List

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 package (14 oz) fully cooked bratwurst, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 small yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch strips (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 package (6.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Soft Tortilla Bowls (8 Count), heated as directed on package
  • 3/4 cup from 1 package (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend
  • 1/2 cup from 1 bottle (9 oz) Old El Paso™ Creamy Queso Sauce
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add bratwurst, onion and bell peppers. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender and bratwurst is heated through.
  2. Stir in water and taco seasoning mix; heat to boiling. Reduce heat, and simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is thickened. Remove from heat.
  3. Spoon bratwurst and vegetables into tortilla bowls. Top each bowl with shredded cheese, queso sauce and cilantro.

Expert Tips

  • Use your own favorite variety of shredded cheese for topping.
  • This recipe uses Old El Paso™ Creamy Queso Sauce, but our Spicy Queso Blanco Sauce also tastes top-notch when drizzled across the top of the bowl.
  • Serve bowls with other fresh toppings, like chopped tomatoes, avocado and pico de gallo, so everyone can make it their own.


  • 1 Serving Calories 350 (Calories from Fat 220);  Total Fat 24g (Saturated Fat 8g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 35mg;  Sodium 1080mg;  Potassium 170mg;  Total Carbohydrate 22g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 2g);  Protein 10g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 2%;  Vitamin C 20%;  Calcium 10%;  Iron 10%
  • Exchanges: 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1/2 Vegetable;  1 1/2 High-Fat Meat;  2 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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