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Pork sirloin roast for sausage?

post #1 of 6
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I'm new to this stuff but, I am wondering if a pork sirloin roast is ok to use for brats or bologna?  Local super market has them on sale pretty cheap and was thinking about grabbing a couple to give it a try.  

post #2 of 6

Your pork sirloin may not have enough fat to achive a good 80/20 ratio.  If you can, find some additional back fat to add to it.

 

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Enjoy the Smoke!

post #3 of 6

Sirloin Roasts are Tasty but lean...Think 4 to 1 Roast to additional Fat...JJ

post #4 of 6

I've used lean pork loins (less than 10% fat) for sausage (not necessarily recommended as it's a bit $$ for making sausage), but as Dutch mentioned, your cut is TOO lean to not be supplemented with additional fat.

 

For me, pork butts are ideal for sausage as the fat/lean ration is already present.

 

- Kevin

post #5 of 6

Way too lean and usually more expensive than the butt which is nearly perfect for sausage.

 

The sirloin roasts make excellent roasts, chops, and Canadian Bacon at a very reasonable price.

 

Most of the respected sources recommend 25 to 30% fat for a standard pork sausage.  You could use the sirloin, but you would have to add fat.

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #6 of 6

You can make sausage out of anything, so if they're on sale cheap enough, go for it! 

 

I do agree with the advice given above though, if butts are cheper buy them, and if the sirloin is cheaper then simply add some fat or use cooking techniques for ultra-low fat meats.

 

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