Making a "lean" kielbasa

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by crazymoon, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    So in the interest of "healthy sausage " I made up some lean kielbasa. started with 10 #'s of pork loin on sale and 1 # of pork trim I had in the freezer. Cut up in approximately one inch cubes .


    cure and salt and left in the fridge for a day ,notice the color difference in the pork after sitting.


    Mixed up the spices which consisted of pepper,garlic, sugar and marjoram and stuffed with 32mm casings


    for 1.5 hours at 110*, then smoked for 2hours with hickory. Continued to bump temp in 10 degree increments up to 170 until IT of 154* was reached then a snow bath followed.


    I dropped the IT to about 115* and then hung in the house to bloom for a few hours.


    Money shot of a nice lean and delicious kielbasa and then vac packed and froze. Thanks for looking !

     
    worktogthr, gary s, c farmer and 6 others like this.
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What choo. Talking bout Willis ? In the interest of healthy sausage, low fat, man have you gone bonkers? Next you'll be telling me these are gluten free!!!!

    All joking aside, great looking sausage!

    POINTS!!!!
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They look great, and still juicy.
     
  4. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Lean and mean. Looks Great
     
  5. That is some great looking sausage, Nice !!     [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  6. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep, I agree with the others, I'd eat a plate full of that!

    So, for making it lean and still looking like a good sausage, POINTS!
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    CM I also would be all over that,I hope to pick up a few butts in Ga. or on the way home.I have made it like that before real tasty.

    Richie

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  8. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks all for the points and the praise !!!
     
  9. These look great. Can you share your exact recipe?
     
  10. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Excellent looking sausage! I too am on the quest to make healthy but juicy sausages and you nailed it! Points!!!
     
  11. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm am not as sure as the others? I think they need a quality test. Please send to me ASAP so I can better make an educated decision. [​IMG]  
     
  12. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice lookin sticks CM, I'd sure enjoy a few of them with a couple cold ones ! Nice job... Happy New Year to you & yours !

    :beercheer:
     
  13. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

     M0107, This recipe is from Marianski's book on Polish Sausage.

    Recipe for 11 pounds:

    2 teaspoons cure #1

    90 grams of salt

    6 grams of black pepper

    2.5 grams of marjoram

    10 grams of sugar

    2.5 grams of garlic

    I left one ring out of the smoker for fresh white sausage, ate some last night on the grill and it is as scrumptious as the kielbasa !
     
  14. gixxerfrk

    gixxerfrk Smoke Blower

    Very nice looking sausages
     
  15. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome.. Love it!  Points! 

    B
     
  16. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey, CM, you are an inspiration to all old fat guys who smoke! Nice sausage!

    Point

    Disco
     
  17. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Disco, I resemble that remark ! [​IMG]
     

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