Beef Brats Recipe & Plated Shot

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by tropics, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Seeing some threads on making Brats,I've only had Johnsonville a few times.Never cared for them,never thought I would make them.Decided to give it a shot with 4 1/2 lbs 80/20 Beef 1/2 lb. Pork fat,mixed yesterday and rested in the fridge till this morning.


    Linking as we go


    5 lbs done


    Freezing them the way they are


    Thanks for looking

    Richie

     
     
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  2. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking good Richie! Like you, I was never a huge fan of brats but when I had homemade for the first time I really liked them!  Great simmered in beer and then finished on the grill!
     
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  3. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    hey...there ya go.....nice batch of Brats. Agree totally on the J'villes.....WAY to much fat in there for me. Jeez, I look at them in the market and they are almost all white from fat content which is, what ?, about 25-30 grams a link. And who eats just one?.....bwahahaha.
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Chris the fry test convinced me I will like Brats Thanks for the nice words

    Richie
     
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  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Brats look great Richie!

    I like to simmer in beer and thin sliced Walla Walla Sweet onions. Finish on the grill. Serve with the  onions, sauerkraut and mustard! Good stuff!

    Points!
     
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Willie I used your recipe with a few changes, thanks for the kind words and your post,it got me moving to do it

    Richie
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Case that is what we plan on doing,should start getting better weather soon.Thanks for the point I appreciate it

    Richie
     
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Froze and Vac Pack til we start BBQing


    Kept 4 links out for dinner tonight.Cooking them like fresh Kielbasa

    Richie 
     
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I was wondering if you cooked any of them.

    I see in your last post you saved 4 out to cook.

    We make our own all the time, Johnsonville brats are pretty good, but homemade is so much better.

    Yours look perfect! Nice job on the linking!

    Points for you!

    Al
     
  10. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Al Thanks we have rain and clouds most of today,so we want to try them.Going with kraut and pirogi's

    Richie 
     
  11. Hey Richie those look mighty tasty  I've got to try some  [​IMG]    [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  12. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Richie,  A good brat is excellent and yours look mighty tasty !
     
  13. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks tasty. I am out of brats.

    Recipe?
     
  14. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Trops,,, Nice job 

    DS
     
  15. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Gary my recipe is only a little different then Chef Willie Thanks for the points
    We had some last night with sauerkraut,they are good,Thanks for the points 
    Adam they are will post some pics in a while Thanks for the points
    DS as I said in my post I didn't care for the J-ville ,I will be making these again and probably going to do the Pork also,Thanks for the points

    Richie
     
  16. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Brats Recipe

    4 1/2 lbs 80/20 ground beef
    1/2 lb. pork fat ground with fine plate
    1 tablespoon kosher salt
    2 teaspoons ground white pepper
    1 Tbspn Paprika
    1 teaspoon dried marjoram
    1/2 teaspoon ground caraway seed
    1/2 tsp. ground coriander 
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    1 tablespoon granulated garlic
    1 teaspoon of Cure #1
    1 cup of NFDM
    1 cup of water that all dry goodies were dissolved in for mixing

    Richie
     
  17. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Poached


    A lot of fat came out finished with sauerkraut


    Money shot


    I have enough sausage to last a while Thanks for looking 

    Richie
     
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  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks terrific to me, Ritchie!

    Points

    Disco
     
  19. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks good, Richie. Ate a lot of brats growing up in Wisconsin.
     
  20. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Disco thank you its all to easy making sausage being on here Thanks for the points 

    Richie
    Jon as I said earlier I didn't like the J-vile brats,these are good I will be making more 

    Richie
     

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