My bratwurst receipe

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Meat Mopper
Original poster
Aug 9, 2009
Methuen, MA
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


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Apr 28, 2010
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


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May 1, 2007
Retread thanks for sharing your recipe with us... I copied it and may try it... 


Meat Mopper
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Aug 9, 2009
Methuen, MA
@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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