I came across an old recipe of mine for Slim Jim's that has to be from the 80's... it's probably from Rytec Kutas's book, I haven't looked it up yet but that's all I had to work with back then.
This is a real basic recipe and not to bad. It's a lot like a Slim Jim but with out as much grease.
here's the recipe for one pound the way I did it:
|5 lb||Beef 80/20||2270|
|1 ¾ oz||salt||50|
|¾ oz||powder dextrose||21|
|3 TB||ground mustard||13.8|
|2 TB||hot paprika||12.5|
|.3 oz||citric acid||8.5|
|1 tsp||Cure #1||5.5|
|½ tsp||white pepper||1.2|
|½ tsp||black pepper||1.1|
next time I'll cut back on the encapsulated citric acid, it was a touch to much and maybe bump the mace and black pepper up a notch.
A couple pic's for ya;
5 pounds , or 40 feet of skinny Jimmy's stuffed and ready for a night in the frig.
and one after smoked with hickory for 4 hours and brought up to 154° internal. total smoke time 5.5 hours
Edited by DanMcG - 5/17/11 at 1:37am