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Beef Stick Questions

post #1 of 8
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I have everything I need to make some hot beef sticks except knowledge. I have looked at lots of posts and websites and still not clear on what to use for meat. I have a hot stick kit from LEM that includes everything except the meat. I am planing on using 4lbs of 90/10 ground beef and 1lb bulk sausage all mixed well with the seasonings. Will this work? Any better suggestions for meat without grinding it?
post #2 of 8
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Anyone have any suggestions?
post #3 of 8
I have read somewhere that 80/20 meat blend is a good mix for snack sticks , so given what you are using for beef 90/10 and mixing with the sausage , you should be pretty well perfect IMO , don't forget the q-view !
post #4 of 8
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Would I be better off using just 80/20 burger? The sausage I have is not really flavord much. I will be using the LEM hot stick mix and was thinking the seasonings in that would pretty much take over the way they will taste.
post #5 of 8
If your sausage is not flavoured much , I can't see an issue IMHO , I say go for it , you'll be fine with what ya have , show us the q-view PDT_Armataz_01_18.gif
post #6 of 8
I would stay away from 90/10 burger I made batch once that was so lean it tasted great and chewed like saw dust. Being a diabetic I also asked mt dietician about whether or not I could consume it. she said as long as I stayed in the 85/15 range I can have 4 oz as trade of for my meat portions. As for your pork check you local markets they some times have ground pork with no seasoning in it. You will pay a little more but if you only need a small batch is worth it. Then again you don't have to add pork you can keep it strictly beef. Myself I use burger for my venison and have gotten away from pork. The best part is experimenting and using your friends as guinni pigs.
post #7 of 8
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I wont use my friends as guinni pigs, but I have 3 boys all living at home, When I make jerky it goes so fast I wonderer if I really made some or not. Between them eating like pigs and my CRS, I will never know the truth. Well I hope I can make em up next weekend. I might be busy helping the in-laws move.
post #8 of 8
I made some this summer using 90+% lean bull burger. Just like JustSmokes, they tasted good, but pretty dry.
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