Daily Archives: September 14, 2012
I mentioned this yesterday, a beef sausage made with the recipe that the Morton people put out for using ground beef and cooking it in the oven. That recipe calls for it to be rolled into logs and cooked without a casing but since I had casings and a new stuffer I stuffed most of it. The photo above is the result using the leftovers from the stuffing operation. I cooked it in the smoker with the meat I stuffed.Shrinkage! I noticed mention of a soy protein powder additive that helps keep the volume up in these situations but I haven’t researched that at all. I figured the meat would shrink but I guess I was thinking that the casing would keep pace. Looks like it will not.I didn’t twist these into links but I think next time I will, or else not even bother to case it at all – the bit that cooked bare was perfectly fine. I did tweak the recipe a tad, more pepper, granulated garlic, whole peppercorns, a few more mustard seeds and also some red pepper flakes along with a half cup of red wine to help it pass through the stuffer nozzle. I think these will look good sliced and served with cubed cheese on a toothpick.