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Beef Summer Sausage

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 hours
Total Time 16 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1 pound


  • 2 pounds 95/5 ground beef the leanest you can find, preferably
  • 2 tablespoons Morton's Tender Quick
  • 1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke
  • 1 teaspoon smoked black pepper or use regular black pepper and add a bit more Liquid Smoke
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt


  • Place the meat into a bowl and add the Tender Quick. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • The next day, start by preheating your oven to 225 F.
  • Add the Liquid Smoke, pepper and garlic salt to the meat and mix very well.
  • Divide the meat into two equally-sized halves and form into logs.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 4 hours.
  • Remove and let cool completely before slicing thin and serving with sliced cheeses and crackers.