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My bratwurst receipe

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by retread, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. retread

    retread Meat Mopper

    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
  2. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the recipe. I'll give it a try soon.
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Love those Brats!
  4. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    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
  5. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    im gonna need some pics to get me on board
  6. retread

    retread Meat Mopper

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

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That sounds like a good tasting recipe Retread thanks for sharing it !
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

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

    retread Meat Mopper

    @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.