Best Stone Ground Mustard for Bratwurst

You’ve just grilled up the perfect, beer-simmered brat.

You slap it on a hard roll, mouth watering in anticipation, and reach for the…French’s mustard?

You better not, unless you want a visit from a horde of brat lovers waving pitchforks and calling for your head.

Mustard is absolutely crucial for bratwurst — and the only condiment permitted on a brat in the eyes of many purists — but if you want the perfect brat you can’t cheap out on the mustard.

Coarse stone ground mustard is the only way to go with bratwurst but beware.

Once you try a stone ground mustard from the likes of Inglehoffer or Plochman’s there’s no going back and you’ll be hooked for life!

What to Look for in the Best Stone Ground Mustard

Plochman’s stone ground mustard adds horseradish for some extra zing.

Authentic stone ground mustard is just what it sounds like: whole mustard seeds are ground with a stone mill and other spices and ingredients are added.

Unlike American mustard (also simply called “yellow” mustard), stone ground mustard has a satisfying texture and pop, with the ground seeds very noticeable.

Yellow mustard has tumeric added for the bright yellow color and is processed to be a uniform consistency, with a laundry list of preservatives and chemicals added.

The best stone ground mustards are all natural and have no preservatives, with some companies such as Plochman’s using the same basic ingredients and approach since 1852 to make their mustard.

You’ll pay more for a quality stone ground mustard but just one bite is enough to tell the difference and that it was money well spent.

Where to Buy Stone Ground Mustard

It can be hard to find Inglehoffer or Plochman’s  — our personal picks for the two best stone ground mustard for bratwurst — in stores but both are available at Amazon.

Both mustards get amazing reviews and are award-winners at the Napa Valley Mustard Festival.

Don’t be scared off by ordering a 6 or 12 pack of stone ground mustard bottles from Inglehoffer or Plochman’s online.

You’ll very likely go through it in no time as it’s not only great with brats but is often used on sandwiches, chicken, and as a base for vinaigrettes and other dressings.

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