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Is Pepperoni - Pork?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Wasn't sure which thread to put this in. Aside from playing with the fridge build this week I smoked a pizza in my CS. This actual picture was from an ealier smoke (forgot to take a fresh pic from last night's meal).

A "take-n-bake" pepperoni, didnt add any wood just let the seasoned smoker add the flavoring.

Turned a generic pepperoni into a very tasty, somewhat spicier treat. Changed the taste of the pepperoni in a good way!!!! Crispy crust with just a hint of smoke. Medium heat (electric unit) or around 260 drgrees for about 70 minutes. Took it off the oven-safe paper thingy about 1/2 way done and set right on the grid.

Round pan was just for transport.
post #2 of 9
It looks great! Nice job.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #3 of 9
Yes it is pork:
Here's a recipe and give it try. And then you can post the results.
post #4 of 9
I guess it doesn't have to be pork??
I'm thinking about trying this real soon, with this recipe from Morton's.
Only difference is I will smoke to 155˚ or 160˚, instead of baking it at 325˚, and I think I'll try two pounds for my experiment.
Before you say it----You guys know I always include some Qview!!!!PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif


Prep Time: 20 Minutes (Refrigerate Overnight)
Servings: 1 pound

1 pound lean ground beef
1-1/2 level teaspoons Morton® Tender Quick® mix or Morton® Sugar Cure® (plain)
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, slightly crushed
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon anise seed
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


Combine all ingredients, mixing until thoroughly blended. Divide mixture in half. Shape each half into slender roll about 1-1/2 inch in diameter. Wrap in plastic or foil. Refrigerate overnight. Unwrap rolls and place on broiler pan.
Bake at 325°F until a meat thermometer inserted in the center of a roll reads 160°F, 50 to 60 minutes. Store wrapped in refrigerator. Use within 3 to 5 days or freeze for later use.

If Morton Meat Curing products are not available at your local grocery store, the products can be ordered throught the Morton Salt online store

post #5 of 9
The pizza looks great, i gotta try that someday. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #6 of 9
I'll be willing to bet JJ didn't save us any !!!

post #7 of 9
Great lookin pizza
post #8 of 9
Commercially it's commonly Pork and Beef.....I think they even have a Turkey Pepperoni. Pizza looks good!!!

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
gotta try the pizza sometime, its worth it! As for making pepperoni - that is something I do want to try. Thanks for the comments. Been working on giving my smoker a new home - once the forum change takes place I'll post up some pics of it's new digs.
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