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Corned Beef Sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by chef willie, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I had some leftover corned beef to use up and was going to do the standard hash then thought let's just stuff them. Here's the basic method, pretty straight forward stuff. No cure used since the meat was already cooked. Took 3 pounds of untrimmed CB, 2 cups of store bought hash browns chopped up by hand, 1/2 medium onion diced, 1 carrot, diced small and poached to al dente, 2 TBL pickling spice, 1 TBL crushed red pepper, 1 TSP of mustard seeds, 1 TSP mustard powder and 6 allspice berries. Hit the spices with a whirl in the grinder to break them up and added them to 5 ounces of Guinness. Ground the CB once through the fine plate then added the onion, taters and carrot mixing all well. Added the stout and spices and mixed well again, chilled about an hour then stuffed in hog casings. Let blend overnight in the fridge and browned half up in a cast iron skillet and poached the other half for comparison. The grilled ones were nicer looking but the poached ones held together better. I think next time I'll add a binder to help with the grilled ones. These will be sliced up in rings and put on a platter with an array of mustards and brought to the bar for sampling and critique by the boys....Willie

  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'd be curious how the boys like them. I've attempted to make a corned beef hash sausage a few times but have yet to nail it.
  3. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'll let ya know. I think the flavor was pretty good with the addition of the crushed red to add some heat & additional pickling spices. Boiled beef always pretty bland to me. Definitely need a binder though IMO......Willie
  4. disco

    disco Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I doff my cap to the innovator!

  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    looks great!

    Another on my bucket list that I have never gotten around to!  [​IMG]

    Good luck and good smoking.
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great willie, there for a second I thought you were going to make snack sticks out of it - Very nice,, good job. [​IMG]
  7. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Those look really good Willie!

    I have yet to try my hand at sausage.

  8. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Roger that.....so many to do, next up = Chorizo? Andouille? Polish?......LOL
    Thought about those 'cause I have the collagen, decided not though...didn't want to use the smoker creating an 'almost' pastrami ?
    Thx....sausage making is an interest of mine for quite some time. Barely know anything, follow the veteran makers.....all good so far
  9. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks good willie............[​IMG]