Nurenburg Style Brats

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Nurenburg bratsRick was stationed in Germany when he was in the Army, and he loved the food. He is especially fond of Nurenburg style brats, which are stuffed in the small casings we usually see for breakfast sausages. I found a recipe and tried it out with venison and YUM! These are everyone’s favorite venison sausages. But definitely use the small casings…it makes a difference in the taste (I don’t know why, but it does). We made about 30 lbs for our July 4 party. It was a lot of work, but everyone loved them!

Recipe: Nurenburg Style Brats


  • 4 1/4 lb pork belly
  • 5 1/4 lb venison
  • 8 tsp salt
  • 4 tbs white pepper
  • 4 tbs caraway seed
  • 2 tsp mace, ground
  • small, natural sausage casings


  1. Freeze meat and pork bellies.
  2. Run meat through grinder, then run through with pork bellies.
  3. Using the hook attachment on your mixer, mix the spices into the meat thoroughly.
  4. Stuff the sausage casings according to the directions on your sausage stuffer, making sure the brats are no more than 1/5 inch in diameter.
  5. Once a casing is stuffed, tie them off at about 4 inches long.
  6. Grill or broil and serve with spicy brown mustard, sauerkraut, and hard rolls.

Quick Notes

Although we can find natural casings at one of our local grocery stores, we order the small ones on-line.
These brats freeze well, so make a lot of them!

Cooking time (duration): 3 hours to make, 5 minutes to cook

Number of servings (yield): 10 lbs

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: German

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2 Comments on “Nurenburg Style Brats

  1. We tried the beef ones last night and they tasted pttrey good with horseradish, Bill picked up 2 packs for 5 dollars at our local market, I thought that was a pttrey good deal. I would probably like the sausage ones better.

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