Beef Summer Sausage

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Well, hot diggity dog! Get me some cheese and crackers and get them fast! This beef summer sausage came out tasting fantastic! Perfect texture, too. Boy, I could not have been happier with it. For my first time (of many) this was one of the best things I’ve ever made! I’m just giddy as can be! Great beefy flavor with a hint of smoke and pepper.

Beef Summer Sausage

This Is One Tasty Summer Sausage

I made my beef summer sausage ‘log’ a bit bigger round than I had thought, close to 2 inches. Not that that was a bad thing, but next time I’ll shoot for a size that fits more perfectly onto a cracker. A little meaty overhang isn’t a bad thing, mind you.

And I might add a bit of heat next time. I’m thinking that a few good sized pinches of red pepper flake ought to do it!

Also try my homemade Italian sausage. I love serving smoked sausage with my Sriracha mustard dipping sauce.

Inspired by a recipe from Little Dairy on the Prairie.

Beef Summer Sausage
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Beef Summer Sausage

Well, hot diggity dog! Get me some cheese and crackers and fast! This beef summer sausage came out tasting fantastic! Perfect texture, too. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, sausage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 hours
Total Time 16 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1 pound
Calories 2304kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 2304kcal | Protein: 156g | Fat: 181g | Saturated Fat: 70g | Trans Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 644mg | Sodium: 2967mg | Potassium: 2450mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 18mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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