Smokies

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by nepas, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    AKA: Smoked Slim Jims

    For 5 lbs.

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    No time for stuffing, smoking so in the fridge. Gives the lactic acid in the buttermilk time to do its stuff anyways.

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    For a 5 lb batch you will need.

    4 lbs lean beef

    1 lb ground pork

    1 tsp cure #1

    2.5 Tbs non iodized salt. I used pure salt for sausage makers.

    2 oz dark brown sugar

    1 Tbs cayenne or more to taste

    1/2 Tbs white pepper

    2 1/4 Tbs dextrose

    1 Tbs granulated garlic

    1.5 Tbs ground mustard

    2 Tbs onion powder

    1 Tbs ground coriander

    1/3 cup water (mix cure into this)

    3/4 cup buttermilk

    17-19mm collagen casing

    If you want to make this into pepperoni do the following.

    Omit the coriander, onion powder, 1/3 cup water & buttermilk.

    Add

    2.5 Tbs crushed fennel seed

    1/2 tsp allspice

    1 cup water (add all the dry into the water)

    1 cup non fat dry milk

    If you want it warmer add 1/2 Tbs cayenne

    After mixing taste the meat and add whatever you think it needs.
     
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  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You never cease to AMAZE!!!!  I hope you are contributing to Jeff's book...JJ   Rytek Who?[​IMG]
     
  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

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  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Rick

    Great Start

    Does the buttermilk give your recipe the sour flavor typical in slim jims?

    Todd
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great so far Rick!
     
  6. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Todd

    Yes the lactic acid in the BM will act like ECA, Fermento and the other types of cultures and give the slim jim tang.
     
  7. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now you got me thinking!!!!

    TJ
     
  8. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got a late start on the smokies but got em stuffed.

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    Been awhile since i did slim jim tyin.

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    AMSNPS Smoking

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    Got my Bradley sitting on my MAK side box. MAK is not going right now. Smokies just getting smoke.

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    Close the door already one of ya [​IMG]

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  9. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smoke on and on and on [​IMG]

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  10. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  11. You've got to be kidding me!!!

    I will pay you to send me some of those. My head hurts. I am such a newb. I sit in awe brother. You and Craig kill it, seriously.

    Add some of Al's cheese and I'm going straight to the moon Alice!
     
  12. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [quote name="MasterOfMyMeat" url="/forum/thread/110217/smokies#post_677385"]
    You've got to be kidding me!!!



    I will pay you to send me some of those. My head hurts. I am such a newb. I sit in awe brother. You and Craig kill it, seriously.


    Add some of Al's cheese and I'm going straight to the moon Alice!
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    X2 I'm not even a noob & am still in awe!
     
  13. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Like 1000x better than store bought and without the squeezy fat like a store bought.

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  14. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yummy it looks great thanks Rick
     
  15. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Vac and ready to go. 10 sticks to a bag.....well-1 in a bag cuz i had to try it [​IMG]

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  16. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Hey Rick!

    They look awesome!

    I got a visual of the "Squeezy Fat"...Ohhhhh Nooooo!

    Did the buttermilk really bring out the "tang" you were looking for?

    Todd
     
  17. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Todd

    Yeah they have a decent tang like a store bought jimmy. This recipe i have done now 6 times. Maybe next time i will add 1Tbs ECA and see what it does.

    I'm thinking sassafras pellets next time [​IMG]
     
  18. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    great Job they look amazing
     
  19. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    They look awesome !!!!
     
  20. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    look so  gooooood   thanks for the recipe [​IMG]
     

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