Jalapeno Cheddar Venison Summer Sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by 05sprcrw, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. 05sprcrw

    05sprcrw Smoking Fanatic

    Well still pretty new here even though I have been reading for about a year, just recently decided to start posting and contributing.

    Anyway here is a summer sausage recipe that I have been using with good success.

    Jalapeno cheddar summer sausage

    5 lb Ground Venison
    1 lb Ground Beef
    2 cup Water
    3 Tbsp Morton tender Quick

    1 tsp Non Iodized Salt
    4 Tbsp Dry Milk
    3 Tbsp Course Black Pepper
    2 Tbsp Mustard Seed
    1 1/2tsp Onion Powder
    2 tsp Garlic Powder
    1 cup Jalapeño Pepper's Freshly Chopped
    2 cup High Temp Cheddar Cheese
    (2 to 3) 2 1/2" X 20" Fibrous Casings or (1) 4” x 20” Fibrous casing
    Liquid smoke ( optional)

    Soak casings 15-30 min in warm water

    Mix all together and stuff into casings.

    Let cure 48 hours

    Smoke at 225° until internal temp hits 160°

    Immediately put into ice water until internal temp comes down to 80°

    Let “bloom” for a couple hours after ice water bath.

    Package to freeze or enjoy fresh.

  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those are looking great 
  3. sam3

    sam3 Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job on the SS.
  4. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Im so going to make those. Thanks for the recipee. I have a question though for anyone who knows, could I use cure#1 instead of the tender quick? letting it sit those 2 days in the fridge and then smoke?
  5. 05sprcrw

    05sprcrw Smoking Fanatic

    I have not tried cure #1 but I am assuming you would still be ok. Your curing it, and cooking it I don't think it should be an issue.
  6. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great....................[​IMG]

  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mike, morning.... Cure# 1 is designed for short term refer temps when it comes to curing...  You will have to adjust the salt content of the sausage compared to using Morton's.... Morton's is very salty.... 

    For comminuted products, (ground products etc.), 156 Ppm is maximum allowable...  Less is acceptable, if you choose to do so, say down to 100-120 Ppm... since you are in control of sanitation and additives to the sausage.. If you have a grams scale, use it... it is more accurate than volume measuring....    

    Martin's calculator is easy to use...   Dave


    Susan Minor's table below......


    Use as follows: Cure# 1      Cure per pound of ground meat/fat:

    Amount of Meat/FatAmount of Cure
    1 lb.1/4 tsp..05 oz.
    2 lbs.3/8 tsp..08 oz.
    3 lbs.1/2 tsp..10 oz.
    4 lbs.3/4 tsp..15 oz.
    5 lbs.1 tsp..20 oz.
    10 lbs.2 tsp..40 oz.
    15 lbs.1 Tbsp..60 oz.
    20 lbs.1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp..80 oz.
    25 lbs.1 Tbsp. + 2 tsp.1.00 oz.
    50 lbs.3 Tbsp. + 1 tsp.2.00 oz.
    100 lbs.6 Tbsp. + 2 tsp.4.00 oz.
    tsp. = teaspoon; Tbsp.= Tablespoon;
    oz.= ounce

    Although cure #1 has salt in the mix, when using it in sausage making additional salt needs to be added.
  8. nozzleman

    nozzleman Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking product thanks for sharing the recipe.  Switching out cure #1 for the tender quick shoud not be a problem as long as you add back some additional salt to make up for what you are losing.
  9. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    They look real good..thanks for sharing ...
  10. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    those look very good
  11. 05sprcrw

    05sprcrw Smoking Fanatic

    That is some great info, I am fairly new to sausage making will definitely be referring back to that on occasion.

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