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Looking for a Johnsonville style brat seasoning.

post #1 of 9
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Call me crazy but I love the flavor of Johnsonville brats. I have made my own venison/pork brats but the brat seasoning I used doesn't taste anything remotely close to what a Johnsonville style brat tastes like. Does anyone have a recipe or know of a mix I could order that would resemble the brat flavor I am looking for? I have some venison in the freezer that I need to us up this summer so I am going to make a few different kinds of sausage that I have been wanting to try.

post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 

I guess I should have done a little more searching before I made this post. Here is a pretty good thread.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/115766/johnsonville-brats

post #3 of 9
This is a family member's recipe.......

"This is my recipe for a classic old-fashioned all-pork Wisconsin-style brat.
For a beer brat, just add a little beer to the mix.

This is a classic Wisconson bratwurst flavor profile.

Wisconsin-Wannabe Bratwurst

5 lbs. well-fatted pork shoulder/butt
3 Tbsp. kosher salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp. toasted and freshly ground coriander
1/4 tsp. ground celery seed
1/8 tsp. ground marjoram
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

I use a fairly course grind, grinding just half the meat a second time with the same plate.
I replace part of the salt with Tiparos Thai fish sauce in all of my fresh sausage recipes. It adds "what's that?" umami savoriness.
I gently steam the sausages on low heat (165-170 F) until safe temperature is reached. "



~Martin
post #4 of 9

That sounds great Martin - thanks for sharing 

post #5 of 9

I have made several recipes and this has been my favorite so far:

Shooter ricks attitude brats, I only used on 1 tsp of cayenne.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/100076/shooterricks-attitude-brats-recipe-and-pics-on-the-grill

 

However, I have not tried the Wisconsin recipe on this thread.. but I do have it on my list now.

 

thanks!

post #6 of 9
I think that you'll find that nutmeg/mace is the signature spice in most Wisconsin style brats.


~Martin
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Diesel View Post

I have made several recipes and this has been my favorite so far:

Shooter ricks attitude brats, I only used on 1 tsp of cayenne.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/100076/shooterricks-attitude-brats-recipe-and-pics-on-the-grill

 

However, I have not tried the Wisconsin recipe on this thread.. but I do have it on my list now.

 

thanks!

 

I have the attitude brats saved in my recipes. I just came across it again today so I think I am going to make a 5lb batch of those.

post #8 of 9
digging dog farm recipe is awesome thanks and the nutmeg is great what a surprise..
post #9 of 9

You can throw the whole nut in the coffee grinder and make your own fresh nutmeg. Makes great brats.
 

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