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fresh homemade bratwurst sausage

Recipe by
Jim McGuire
Caseyville, IL

I like brats grilled, so I guess you know how I do them. Have fun making them. I usually make around 500 lbs a year. Not just Brats... I make many sausages.

prep time 2 Hr
method Grill

Ingredients For fresh homemade bratwurst sausage

  • 3 lb
    pork butt
  • 1 Tbsp
    kosher salt
  • 2 tsp
    ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp
    marjoram, dried (heaping)
  • 1/2 tsp
    caraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic (optioal)
  • 2 tsp
    red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 sm
    5 foot piece of natural hog casing

How To Make fresh homemade bratwurst sausage

  • 1
    Mix all the spices together in a bowl.
  • 2
    cut all the pork butt into pieces big enough for your grinder to handle. Spread the spices from the bowl on the pork chunks and mix well by hand.
  • 3
    Grind meat chunks with medium plate. (IMPORTANT) take a little piece of sausage and fry it to see if spices are enough, if not add and mix again.
  • 4
    My wife like brat patties. I like brat links. So i stuff half into hog casings, and the other half into bulk. I suck the air out of the packages, and freeze them.

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