Took this photo back on Sunday, and have been dying to share it ever since.

You need pork and beef. We got a cheap shoulder and some cheap beef. You’re going to grind it, right? Skip the expensive meat for this one…

You’ll want approximately equal amounts of pork and beef. For every pound of meat you have, add 1.5 t fresh ground pepper, 1 t salt, 3/4 t sugar, 1/2 t dry mustard, 1/2 t ground mace, 1/2 t dried, crushed marjoram, 1/2 t ground nutmeg, and 1 or 2 cloves garlic, minced finely. Put the meat through a meat grinder with the course attachment, and mix in all ingredients.

After mixing in the ingredients, grind it all again.

From there you can stuff it into casings, but we just made it into bratwurst burgers. This was the best bratwurst I’ve ever had in my entire life… inexpensive to make, and probably a LOT healthier than your usual offering (way less fat).


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