After that I got an idea. Used the same recipe except with pork and added sharp cheddar.
17lbs pork butt + 3lbs pork fat ready to use the new grinder!
First grind, corse plate. Took about 7min and I just have to take a minute to say THIS IS WAY BETTER THAN A KITCHEN AID!
Mixed spices and back through, fine plate this time.
Diced up 2lbs of sharp cheddar and 2 big cans of pickled jalapeños
Mixed in cheese, jalapeños and NFDM. Ready for the stuffer.
Filled up my 15lb stuffer twice.
All stuffed. Ran out of casings at the end so I had to use some 22mm collagens to finish it off. Should make some good handhelds.
Took them out to the garage and let them hang all night. This is something I've never done before and I really liked the results.
Threw a couple on the BBQ to taste and see if the cheese would stay in.
And we have cheez!
Next morning I got the kids off to school and back to work.
Ready for the smoker.
MES 30 w/ Masterbuilt cold smoker. (I usually use AMZPS but thought I'd try this thing out.) 120* no smoke for 1hr. Then 130* heavy smoke for 1.5 hours.
They came out at about 124* IT. Into a 170* water bath next till 155* IT.
After they hit there final temp into the ice they go.
Finally, back on the rack for a couple hours to bloom.
Turned out very good. Killer flavor and texture.
portioned and sealing for the freezer.
Thanks to Nepas for the killer recipe. And thanks to Cougar78 for the technical help along the way.