First try at breakfast sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by gomez93, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. gomez93

    gomez93 Meat Mopper

    We trim our own ribs for competitions, so I usually have several bags of rib pieces in the freezer and I'm always looking for a good way to make use of them. Hence my presence here [​IMG]

    Partially thawed some pieces so I could remove the bones and cut into strips:

    I ran through the pieces through my wife's KitchenAid grinder attachment with the coarse plate. 

    I mixed in spices and ran through the fine plate. I did a test fry:

    I thought it came out quite good, the wife thinks it needs a little more heat so next time I'll experiment with some crushed red pepper and cayenne. I also tried a little maple sausage, it was OK but not as good as the country.

    My roundabout way of saying thanks to all who have posted their experience here so guys like me can be successful without ruining lots of meat. 
  2. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great from here you are on a roll, I can always be reached if you need another taste tester. [​IMG]
  3. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'll bet that rib meat made good sausage.
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good, what was your spice mixture?
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking sausage. Rib meat? Woooo! Fancy! I bet it was really tasty.

  6. gomez93

    gomez93 Meat Mopper

    Just a basic mix:

    5# ground pork

        3 tablespoons kosher salt

        1 tablespoon black pepper

        ½ tablespoon dried sage

        1 teaspoon garlic powder

        ½ cup cold water

    I think I'll add some heat next time
  7. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A tablespoon or more of crushed red pepper will give a nice medium heat to 5 pounds of sausage.  I also like to throw in a little powdered ancho as well.
  8. gomez93

    gomez93 Meat Mopper

    As we get ready for competition season to begin again I finally had some rib trimmings to play with.
    I added 1/2 Tblsp of Cookshack Chicken Rub to the recipe and it turned out great!
  9. smoke happens

    smoke happens Smoking Fanatic

    Chipotle powder works great too

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