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Discussion in 'Sausage' started by dacdots, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. dacdots

    dacdots Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well I made 25 lbs of bologna this past weekend and am very happy with the results,mighty tasty.
  2. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks pretty good send me a lb down this way.
  3. Yum yum! I can hear the bread, mayo, and fresh black pepper calling :lol: . Do you have this recipe listed or is it a family secret 8) ? Thanks in advance, Daun
  4. az_redneck

    az_redneck Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Those look awesome! I would like the recipe too if you feel so inclined to share.. :D
  5. dacdots

    dacdots Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    Ingredients for 10 lbs

    7 lbs lean beef
    3 lbs pork butts
    1 tps. ground white pepper
    3 Tb. ground mustard
    1 Tb. ground celery
    1 tps. ground nutmeg
    1 tsp. ground coriander
    1 tsp. garlic powder
    4.5 Tb. powdered dextrose
    2 cups dried powdered milk
    2 cups ice water
    2 lever tsp.Instacure #1
    4 Tbs.salt

    I used ground beef[hamburger] and about 20% ground venison burger.Whatever you use it needs to be ground through a 3/16 grinder plate.Mix all ingrediants in a blender and add to meat,mix well adding water as necessary to to keep mixture wet.A good rule is if you take a handfull of meat in your hand and close your hand the meat should squish out between your fingers.Stuff into any size casings you like,I use 5 inch casings,.Allow bologna to hang at room temp untill casings are dry to the touch.Place into a preheated smoker or smokehouse at 165 degrees until the internal temp of the meat reaches 150 degrees.This will take some time, the bigger the casing you use.It took mine 18 hours to cook.Remove bologna and cool with a cold water shower until the internal temp drops to 90 degrees.Allow to sit at room temp for a couple hours than refridgerate or freeze,enjoy.Now I like things a little spicey so I uped the spices by 1/3 except for the salt and dextrose.
  6. az_redneck

    az_redneck Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    How long did you put smoke to them and what kind of wood did you use?
  7. dacdots

    dacdots Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Actually I did not smoke these because I used regular red bologna casings which will not take smoke.Last year I made my own casings from muslim cloth so they would take smoke but I didnt like the way the muslim worked.I got good smoke penetration with about 6 hours of smoking however.I cut the 9 lbs casings after the bologna was cooked into thirds and froze them.When I thaw one to eat I will put it on the smoker and get my smoke flavor then.Now I would say you colud use a casing that will take smoke and get your smoke flavor while the bologna was cooking in the smoker.Any way you look at it the bologna taste great,I will be making more every year.I used oak and hickory last year.
  8. az_redneck

    az_redneck Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    So, they are good even without smoking them? Are the ones in the deli smoked? Also, when you call for 1 Tb. of celery, is that celery salt, celery seed or actual celery? I'm assuming celery seed.
  9. dacdots

    dacdots Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Az,the recipe calls for ground celery but I couldnt find any.I bought celery seed and ran it through my pepper mill.Ive got to get an electric mill.
  10. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the pictures and recipe.

    I always wanted to make some but when I have in the past the meat turns out "gritty" do you know why that would be?