Bratwurst is one of America's most popular sausages, thanks to their introduction into baseball stadiums in the 1950's. A bratwurst is a sausage composed of pork, beef, or veal. The name is German, derived from Old High German brätwurst, from brät-, which is finely chopped meat and -wurst, which means sausage.
There are many recipes for various varieties of bratwurst. The type of bratwurst most commonly found in the United States are approximately 1 inch in diameter, reddish-brown in color, and made of some combination of beef and pork, and sometimes bratwurst is smoked.
You can follow the recipe below, or just purchase one of our ready-made Bratwurst Seasoning mixes (scroll down to see links).Homemade Bratwurst Ingredients:
Homemade Bratwurst Instructions
- 3-lb ground pork, fine grind
- 2-lb medium ground veal
- 2-tsp mace
- 2-tsp white pepper
- 1-cup milk
- 2-tsp ground nutmeg
- 2-tbsp salt
- 1/2-tsp ground ginger
- Hand-trim fat from the outside of meat to your desired fat preference.
- Grind the meat using a fine grinding plate.
- After grinding, add the sausage seasonings to the meat and blend by hand or use a meat mixer. Be sure to mix thoroughly to ensure the ingredients are spread evenly throughout the meat.
- Stuff by hand or by using a sausage stuffer or sausage stuffing attachment for an electric meat-grinder. (Note: do NOT use the blade in meat-grinder when stuffing and it is best to use a stuffing (bean) plate). If you wish, You can also form patties without casings.