A German artisan-style sausage that is available as a short plump light colored sausage or a longer, half round darker colored version. Mildly flavored, the Bauerwurst sausage contains both beef
with seasonings such as mustard seed
, and garlic
. This sausage is considered to be a raw sausage, often being dry cured or smoked prior to being sold. When made as a plump short sausage, Bauerwurst may be served in a bun garnished with sauerkraut or when made as the longer stuffed sausage it is served as an appetizer or sliced for use in a main dish with other ingredients such as potatoes
, vegetables and sauerkraut. Bauerwurst Sausage may also be referred to as Bauernwurst.