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My bratwurst receipe

post #1 of 9
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There have been a few posts, recently, about bratwurst so I figured I ought to share my recipe.  Sorry, no Qvue, but what I think is a heckuva good recipe.


First, the spice mix:


In a spice grinder, mix 1 tbsp whole peppercorns and 2 1/2 tsp of caraway seeds and grind them to medium powder.


Then add:

4 1/2 tsp (1 1/2 tbsp) thyme

4 1/2 tsp (1 1/2 tbsp) marjoram

1 tbsp nutmeg

4 1/2 tbsp ground garlic

2 tbsp salt

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes


and grind again in the spice grinder. 


Should make about 5 1/4 oz or so.


Now the meat mix


I use even weights of cubed veal meat and pork meat (I generally use veal shoulder chops and pork butt)

and then pork fat at about 1/2 the weight of either the pork or veal.


Make a note of the total weight of meat and fat.


Grind the meats together, basically 2 pieces of veal, 2 of pork and one of fat and push through the grinder and then repeat.


Mix 1/2 ounce of the spice mix per pound of meat/fat mix.  I like mine with a lot of the spice flavor!  Chill to almost frozen, and grind again.


Chill and stuff into hog casings.


Give it a try, it really works for me


post #2 of 9

Thanks for the recipe. I'll give it a try soon.

post #3 of 9

Love those Brats!

post #4 of 9

veal = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ used it and wish I can use it in all my sausage recipes but have to keep the cost down. No q veiwe it didnt happen. cant try a reipe made up without a trial run.  let us know how it turns out when you give it a try

post #5 of 9
im gonna need some pics to get me on board
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

All I can offer now is pix of frozen brats, sorry.

post #7 of 9

That sounds like a good tasting recipe Retread thanks for sharing it !

post #8 of 9

Retread thanks for sharing your recipe with us... I copied it and may try it... 

post #9 of 9
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@DanMcG and Beer-B-Q


You're welcome, folks, I hope you enjoy it.  Like I said, though, I really like the spice flavor so if you prefer yours milder, you might want to cut it down a little.

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