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Beef Snack Sticks

smokin monkey

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First Attempt at Snack Sticks.

Thanks to Big Casino for the guidance

Beef Snack Sticks

5 lbs Ground Beef
1 cup Ice Water
1 tsp Cure #1
4 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp Ground Mustard
2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
2 tsp Ground White Pepper
1 Tbsp Paprika

If You Like It Hot
2 Tbsp Crushed Red Pepper
2 Tbsp Cayanne

Directions:
Mix all spices and cure#1 into 1 cup of ice cold water.
Mix into ground beef until mixed through.
Stuff into casing, hang at room temp until casings are dry, approx 1 to 2 hrs.
Place into smoker preheated to around 130 degrees for one hour to dry casings, then add smoke for 1hr or until desired color, then raise heat to 150 for one hr then raise heat to 180 until an internal temp of 152 to 160 degrees,
Place into ice cold water until IT drops below 90, if you want you can then spray the sticks with hot water to remove any grease on the casings, then rinse in cold water again then bloom sticks at room temperature until casings are dry or desired color is obtained.

Spice Mix


80/20 Ground Beef


Casing Stuffed


Hanging In The Smoker


Nice Colour


Finished Snack Sticks



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They look really good!

Nice job!

Al
 

driedstick

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Them looks good SM Nice job,,,,, just need to make more LOL 

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Nice job on the sticks SM

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masespray84

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I just made some for the first time and not very happy. The collagen casing seems to be separating from the meat. Also there is a lot of fat on one side of the sticks.
I didn't smoke at a high temp. I also let sit overnight in fridge. Does anybody know what could have went wrong?
 

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Nice looking sticks. Thanks for the recipe!

Points

Disco
 

mkriet

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This is a much different recipe than I have seen. I will be trying this one.
 

smokeymose

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This is the first recipe I tried for stix and I liked it so much that it's the only one I've done since.
I keep thinking I'll try one of those "ready mixes" from the internet shops, but then I think "nah, I'll stick with what I know I like".
What size and type of casing did you use, SM? I like 16mm collagen through a 1/2 inch horn.
Dan
 

smokin monkey

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This is the first recipe I tried for stix and I liked it so much that it's the only one I've done since.
I keep thinking I'll try one of those "ready mixes" from the internet shops, but then I think "nah, I'll stick with what I know I like".
What size and type of casing did you use, SM? I like 16mm collagen through a 1/2 inch horn.
Dan
Hi Dan they are 19mm collagen through 1/2 inch horn.
 

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