Bratwurst Recipes | Recipes from a German Grandma |  Kitchen Project  

Making your own

Bratwurst is made from pork and veal. You can substitude beef for the veal but unless you are making it by the ton, it is not worth the compromise.


The recipe is based of one pound of meat. You can work ot the ratio for larger quantities. (60%=(9.6oz) Pork, 40%=(6.4oz) Veal............1 lb

1 tsp salt (pickling)
1/2 tsp Onion Salt
1/2 tsp Ground White Pepper
1/2 tsp Marjoram
1/2 tsp Parsley
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Celery Seed
1/8 tsp Ginger
1/8 tsp Mace
1/8 tsp Cardamon
2 oz Red Wine

Grind meat through 3/16" plate.
Mix non-meat ingredients in bowl and add to ground meat and mix thoroughly.
Chill in freezer for 30 min.
Mix again and grind throu 1/4" plate.
Stuff into sheep or hog casings and air dry for 30 min or until dry to the touch.
Refrigerate or freeze for use.

Lovingly submitted by, (Janci Vierstra) Harris


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