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Grilled Bratwurst


Jun 16, 22

Grilled Bratwurst

Grilled Bratwurst

Cook Time: 1-1.5 hrs
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This beginners sausage recipe for homemade bratwurst is perfect for grilling on a Weber Kettle. This all-pork bratwurst is also cheap, making it a great sausage for a crowd.


  • 6 lbs pork butt, deboned and cubed
  • 60g Kosher Salt
  • 15g White Pepper
  • 7g Ground Ginger
  • 15g Granulated Garlic
  • 10g Ground Mustard
  • 3g Mace
  • 5 Dried Thyme
  • 10g Ground Coriander
  • 10g Caraway Seeds
  • 120g Milk Powder (for binder)
  • 300g heavy cream
  • 32mm hog casings
  • Onion
  • Butter
  • Miller Lite 
  • Mustard
  • Sauerkraut
  • Hot dog buns


  • Debone the pork butt and cut it into cubes that will fit into the meat grinder.
  • Place the cubed pork in the freezer for about an hour to chill out
  • While the meat chills. In a bowl, combine your Kosher salt, white pepper, ground ginger, granulated garlic, ground mustard, mace, dried thyme, ground coriander, caraway seeds, and milk powder. Mix and set aside.
  • Take the chilled pork from the freezer and pass it through the meat grinder using the coarse setting.
  • Transfer the ground pork to a meat mixer and let it mix for a little before adding the spice mixture. Then pour in the heavy cream. Mix the ingredients thoroughly, allowing the flavors to incorporate evenly. After a few minutes of mixing, reverse the direction of the meat mixer to ensure even distribution.
  • Load the bratwurst mixture into a sausage stuffer. I'm using 32mm hog casings to case the bratwursts, forming them into 5-6 inch links. Twist or tie off the ends of each link.
  • Let the cased bratwursts sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to dry the casings making them easier to snip apart.
  • Once dried, snip the bratwursts apart.
  • Fire up the grill. 
  • In a pan, sauté an onion with a little butter and caraway seeds. Add a some Miller Lite and place the bratwursts in the middle of the onion mixture and cook for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Transfer the cooked bratwursts to the grill. At this point they are fully cooked, so we're just going for some nice coloring.
  • Once done plop them into a bun of choice with some mustard and sauerkraut and dive in!
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