February 24, 2017
My mouth is watering thinking about these venison brats from scratch. They are amazing with homemade sauerkraut. I like to slice up leftover venison brats and cook them with fried potatoes. Add the brats towards the end of cooking to heat them up. These brats are also good in buttered noodles or on top of mashed potatoes.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
- 2 pounds ground venison
- 2 pounds ground pork butt (fatty meat for flavor)
- 1 large onion, minced
- ½ teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon ground sage
- ½ teaspoon marjoram
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated black pepper
- 2/3 cup dark beer
- Soak casings for 2 hours. After soaking, rinse thoroughly by placing the end of the casing opening over the water faucet and rinse it.
- Mix the remaining ingredients together and put the mixture in a food grinder. Turn the grinder on and hold the casing. The casing will fill with air – then squeeze the air out of the casing and tie a knot on the end.
- Push the meat mixture through as the casings fill – hold the casing as it coils. Pinch the end of the casing and twist it a few times and tie that end off.
- Now you can boil them in beer or water, or grill them for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Variations of this Venison Bratwurst Recipe: Use wine or milk instead of the beer. Add one cup sharp cheddar cheese, chopped jalapeño peppers, and horseradish in one batch. You can also make a large 20- or 30-pound base recipe and divide it up to make many different varieties at once. Your friends and family will be begging you to do this. Seriously!
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