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Using Preground Beef for Sausage

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Howdy folks... I'd like some input on using pre-ground beef for making sausage.

Right around Christmas time I purchased a side of beef from one of my buddies. It came from the butcher frozen and vacuum sealed as a mix of roasts, steaks and ground beef, both burgers and 2 lb tubes.

So my question is, any concerns with using the 2lb tubes of ground meat for making beef sausage?
post #2 of 11
I think so,I made pepperoni snack stix with ground beef (I don't eat pork) so I use other meats to make goodies.Some vary wise and helpfull people are on the way.But I would find what flavor you want and go for it.. (snack stix-no pic did'nt happen) icon_neutral.gif
post #3 of 11
I make mine all the time that way, the only concern I would have is use safe thawing practices......do it in the fridge or if you take it out, don't leave it out for extended periods of time.
post #4 of 11
We buy a side of beef every year and end up with 130+ pounds of hamburger. I use some of the hamburger in sausage and sticks, and use the round roasts/steaks for jerky.

The quality of your beef(And Mine!) is far better than what you get at your local super market!


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post #5 of 11
No problem at all, I use the 80/20 5 lb tubes exclusively for beef summer sausage, or pork/beef franks.
post #6 of 11
Yes I have used ground beef and pork....both have been frozen.... I thaw and mix cure and add spices and stuff,,,,smoke, eat or after cooked freeze.
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks all for the feedback... will be sure to post some Qview once I start making some beef sausagePDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #8 of 11
We do this every year when we butcher as we generally make the summer sausage in Jan from frozen meat and it turns out just fine. Good luck.
post #9 of 11
It'll work just fine.
post #10 of 11
I do it all the time for my summer sausage and like Pops mentioned the 80/20 mix works great. Do you know how much fat is in your burger? The reason I ask is I have bags of burger from half a cow in the freezer that I haven't used for sausage yet, but it's very lean and i would have to add fat if I wanted a good sausage
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
No I'm not sure exactly how much is in there, but based on the burgers I've eaten so far, they're pretty fatty.
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