Bear's snack sticks/beef logs and Summer sausage rolled into one

Discussion in 'Beef' started by radio, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    I have made Bear's Beef snack sticks and his Beef logs before with great results, so decided to get a little wild with the recipes and execution.  I slightly modified the snack stick recipe to personal taste, then increased the size of the sticks dramatically to log size and smoked 'em nekkid with no casing[​IMG] They are about standard summer sausage size and made with 90% lean Beef.  While they were fresh off the smoker, I blotted the fat with paper towels to soak up the droplets on the surface.

    I couldn't wait for them to cool and just had to have a taste test. MmmmMmmmMmmmMmmmmMmmmmm! Yummy!

     
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great
     
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice , Radio [​IMG]   I've tagged this and intend to use it . . .
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes sir, looks great.
     
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific treatment of a good technique. Looks delicious.

    Disco
     
  6. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks guys.  Sorry for the crappy sliced pic. 

    I took about a pound and a half to the shop with me today and it disappeared real quick!
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, Radio!!![​IMG][​IMG]

    Yup---They don't hang around too long!!!  Neither does the Bear Loaf!!

    Bear
     
  8. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Bear[​IMG]   I used your snack stick recipe with a couple minor modifications, but made 'em loaf size for slicing like Summer Sausage.  A chunk of cheddar,  some crackers and they really hit the spot!  After smoking summer sausage, snack sticks and loaves naked, I doubt if I ever use casings again
     
  9. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Mmmmmmm!! Looks very tasty!
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes I see you made your logs bigger than mine (Great idea!!), and you probably added more spices, because my sticks are very mild, but I found my actual "Loaves" (below) are the easiest to make without stuffing, and you probably would like the heat a lot better than my Stick recipe. I'm real glad you like them either way!!!  Thanks for the report !!!

    Check these out:

    Smoked Bear Loaf (All Beef)     

    Smoked Mini-Bear-Loaves (All Beef)             

    Bear 
     
  11. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    I don't like a lot of heat, so actually cut back a bit on the black pepper and Cayenne.  I increased the Italian seasoning and Garlic, then added about a teaspoon of Cumin.  I'm still looking for just a tad different flavor to add, but not sure what will improve on 'em.  Danged good stuff!!!
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You'll find it---You're going about it the right way!![​IMG][​IMG]   Meanwhile you can eat all your test subjects!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  13. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Bear you are the man! Uh excuse me I mean the Bear! Those loaves look good enough to eat :biggrin:
     
  14. Looking good radio, have made Bear's snack sticks, beef logs, plus several other of his recipes, and not found a bad one in the bunch. 
     
  15. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those sure look good, nice job. 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

    DS
     

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