Ham Slim Jims

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by nepas, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last Friday I did a fresh brined ham on my MAK Pellet Grill. Gave a container full to my daughter. So instead of letting these 2 lbs go to waste i decided to do some MAK Hamzilla slim jims.

    Took some ham chunks and added Tex/Mex seasoning to them.

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    Run em through my grinder. No extra fat or binders because the ham was already cooked.

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    Mixed in 1/2 cup water. Mix was pretty dry.

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    So i added more water, Tex/Mex and 1/4 tsp cure just for the heck of it.

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    Turned the MAK Pellet Boss controller to the smoke setting.

    And stuffed away.

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    Put the Hamzilla sticks in the MAK side smoke box.

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    And i will be back later.
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    They are looking good already
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2011
  3. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Looks good nice job [​IMG]
     
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Real nice!

      Craig
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Excellent so far. Will be waiting for the finale! 
     
  6. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got the hamzilla sticks done. Really no need to bloom as the meat was already cooked. Cooling now and will prob wrinkle up some...no biggie.

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  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Idea----Waiting for finale!!!

    Is it a Bird?-------No!

    Is it a Plane?-----No!

    It's Super NEPAS---The Pennsylvania Sausage King!---------->>>>>>[​IMG]

    Bear

    On edit---This post was a tie.
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2011
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those Look Great as  Usual Nepas...
     
  9. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok

    I will do these again except i will grind fresh ham and use a fat cut in and smoke my normal way.

    These turned out ok but to dry for me. Taste is there.

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    Ya win some.....ya loose some.

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  10. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So, Nepas, is there anything you won't turn into sausage?[​IMG]

    Looks good.
     
  11. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I think my wife is safe for awhile [​IMG]
     
  12. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    nice work nepas.
     
  13. skully

    skully Meat Mopper

    Try a quick nuke in the mic wrapped in moist towels, then when cool, vacuum pack with a little rye..........mmmmmmm.....Obi Wan Kenepas[​IMG]
     
  14. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I would have done this but my neighbor woofed em down like he never ate before.
     
  15. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Since they are a little dry for you I suggest you mail the batch to me down here in Florida. The humidity might help!   [​IMG]
     

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