Venison -N- Brats

In Germany three years ago I had a dish that’s been in my top 10 meals of all times. It was simply called Beef -n- Brats. A simple dish slow cooked with chunks of beef and homemade brats. I’ve been wanting to recreate this dish from the moment I finished the last bite.
Tonight I recreated this amazing dish with Mule deer and homemade wild boar bratwursts. This dish is slow cooked for 8 hours in a rich tomato, onion and garlic broth then served atop pasta.
brats n venison

Venison –N- Brats

From field to plate



1 pound wild game meat (or beef)

4 wild game bratwurst (or store bought)

1 tablespoon oil

1 small onion sliced

3 tablespoons garlic minced

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 cup water

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ cracked pepper

1 can fire roasted tomatoes

4 oz tomato paste

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

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  1. Cut meat into 1 inch chucks, season and brown on all sides in a hot skillet with 1 tablespoon oil. Remove from skillet.
  2. Add bratwursts to skillet and brown on all sides, remove from heat and slice into ½ inch slices
  3. In crockpot or Dutch oven place onions on bottom, topped with the meat
  4. In bowl mix all reaming ingredients pour over meat and onions
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8- 10 hours
  6. Remove from crockpot and serve over rice or pasta.

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I love serving with a side of bread to soak up all the delicious broth left in the bottom of the bowl.


4 thoughts on “Venison -N- Brats

  1. Dang, this was good!! I used bratwurst I made from locally raised pork and whitetail shoulder roast I butchered myself last week. Talk about fresh and delicious. Jeremiah, you are truly an inspiration to feed my family clean, organic wild food. Thank you.

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