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Friday, January 4, 2013

Summer Sausage Recipe

This is the recipe I am thinking of using. Most summer sausage is kinda dry, this recipe has some fat. I am sure it will be more moist.  How about adding some cheddar cheese and  jalapeƱo Chiles. I will be smoking it with some pecan or hickory wood. If you have a better recipe or ideas please let me know. Bill

15 pounds venison
10 pounds 50/50 pork trimming
2/3 cup salt
1½ tablespoons cure
2½ tablespoons mustard seed
½ cup black pepper
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon marjoram
1 tablespoon monosodium glutamate (optional)
3 tablespoons garlic powder

Mix salt and cure with coarse-ground product.
Pack in shallow pan and place in cooler for three
to five days. Mix in remainder of spices, regrind
and stuff in 3-inch fibrous casings. Smoke at
140°F for 2 hours; raise temperature to 160 °F
for 2 hours, and finish product at 170 °F until
internal temperature reaches 155 °F. NOTE: Can
substitute lamb or beef for the venison.