Why three types of meat? Because that's what I had to work with HA HA. I'm getting to like adding chicken to my sausage mix. I believe it adds some flavor to it. I also had some breakfast seasoning left, but didn't want to make 25 pounds, so I went for 12 1/2. I'm also starting to like just grinding the meat just once. Even with sticks. Even stubborn Germans give up on their standard ways. But I still stick to some. I have to say I like the outcome of final product. Here is what I used and the step by step:
7 pounds of pork butt
3 pounds of 80/20 ground chuck
2 1/2 pounds of boneless chicken breast with fat [the butchers here trim the fat and excess meat off their boneless breasts for the service counter to make them look pretty. Put the trim in trays and sell it for 1.50 per pound as chicken fat. It's at least 70 percent meat]
4 oz. of Curley's Southern Breakfast sausage seasoning
2 big T of diced garlic
1 cup of dry powdered milk
2 cups of water
I ground the meats once through my medium plate. Sprinkled the dry milk over the meat. Mixed the seasoning and garlic in the water and poured it over the meat. Mixed everything well. Nice sticky mix. Then stuffed everything in small plastic bags for the freezer. Got over a pound in each one. Tied the ends up with butcher string as shown below.
Here are the three meats [pork, beef, and chicken] in the grinder.
All ground once, through a medium plate.
Everything is in my plastic lugger ready to be mixed up.
A good sausage mix is a sticky mix.
Here you see the butcher string layed on my counter. Got one end tied to one of my drawers.
After stuffing the sausage into the plastic bags, press down on the top a bit and give the end a few twists.
Put that twisted end on the string.
Overlap the tag end of the string and make a simple knot.
Grag that tag end and tighten that knot up and repeat.
Always have to make a taste test!!! No cure so none of that nice red color it brings.
Here is how the tubes look after they get tied one after the other. All on the same string.
FInally after all the tubes are tied, just cut the string in-between the tubes and your ready to put them in the freezer. Reinhard.