i need feedback on making hot dogs/weiners

Discussion in 'Pork' started by scotty, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. scotty

    scotty Smoking Fanatic

    I tried only once. I forget where i found the recipe. All i remember is that they had the consistancy of straw.
    I'm dying to try again but need to know from those of you who have made them.

    Do they taste anything or have a similar consistancy to store bought dogs or baloney???
  2. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  3. scotty

    scotty Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks but i already have read and copied your post.
    Im interested in comments on the resulting consistancy and taste
  4. pantherfan83

    pantherfan83 Smoking Fanatic

    I've made all-beef dogs. Consistency was similar to store bought. I ground the meat twice and then in small batches processed in a food processor with some ice chips until it was a paste. The dogs were very good, but I didn't think they were worth all the trouble. They were the most time consuming thing I've ever made.

    If I did it again, I would only grind once. I don't think it would have mattered, the food processor is what really does the job. If you don't use the food procesor, the meat will need to be partially frozen when re-grinding the or it will make a big mess and pain in the butt.
  5. scotty

    scotty Smoking Fanatic

    If they tasted ok then i must have goofed somewhere. I made a paste/slurry with the processor when i made my yuck dogs.
    Ill try again using the above recipe.

    Thanks for the reply
  6. pantherfan83

    pantherfan83 Smoking Fanatic

    Maybe the emulsion broke. Make sure you keep everything real cold. When processing, add a 1/4 cup or so of crushed ice to each batch.

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