I use some ground turkey. It leans out the mix. I make breakfast sausage too but that gets to keep the fat.I grind my venison mixed with some pork butt about 70/30......mix in some Jalipino peppers, season with jerky mix, stuff into small casings about the size of your thumb. The casing are long....cut and twist for the length you like. Cure just like jerky and Freeze into 2lb packages. Can take out as many as you want to eat without thawing the whole batch. Eat mine with Extra Sharp Cheddar and plain ole Soda Crackers.
I aint good for much but what I am good for just keeps gettin better. (HUH? Did I say that?)Thanks for the link hombre...!!
Spoon,Oh the costs of getting decent equipment to process is the ONLY thing standing in a hunter's way. Our family has amassed a complete commercial kitchen...finally and the new has worn off with the other family members involved. If GOD grants me a shot or 3 or more at baldies this fall...I intend to make a mess of deer/pork rope sausage. I have my own mix, adapted from a site's recipe. I don't like the store-bought seasoning mixes...toooooooooo salty!
Now you got my mouth watering. I'm in the process of turning 30#s of beef roasts into jerky bound for A-stan. Last batch just went into the dehydrator about an hour ago. I made "a mistake" and sent some hot ginger jerky to my daughter (0-4) at the ISAF HQ and now they boyz n gurlz can't get enough of it. The Army CO, Col 'X', is getting downright hooked on it. The kiddo shares it with Spec Ops troops & others coming through. Dadgum postage to get the stuff to the other side of the world is worse than buying the meat and other ingredients to make it
hombre, I agree with ya that home prepared wild meats are pretty tough to beat!
LMAO.....thats the one that was on last night. All his INVENTIONS have at least a dual purpose.....Barbecue Sauce AND Fuel Additave....LOVE IT.....
For no power / fire smoke generator , I've never heard a bad thing said about this on any of the BBQ type sites I read But I guess you would need the sterno for some heat even if cold smoking . Just thought I'd share .If you ever get in the mood to buy a portable SS smoker that folds up, Cameron Products sells one that is very nice. It is electric so if you want to use it in camp you need another way to heat chips or whatever you are cooking or smoking. I use a wick type sterno and it sets down inside the burner element, and the chip pan sets atop of it on the shelf an inch above it. Very smoky and it burns a long time...several hours.
Thanks for your post. I love to talk cookin.
Best price I have seen in a while. Camerons doesnt have it on their site at present but Amazon sells them. The SS is the one I bought last year. Works great and does 50 pounds of meat, sittin or hanging.
Hey Spoon,hombre - I reckon 25#s of finished product would be about $300 in meat/supplies with today's sky-high prices. The batch I sent out today started out right at 24#s of hand trimmed and home-sliced beef. I ended up with just shy of 8#s of dried product and that included the vacuum bags that I put it in. Less than a third of the original weight was the net result (right at 70 percent weight loss). Kicker...it cost another $27 to let USPS get it there. What can you get good lean roasts for your way. In the Commissary at Whiteman...it hovers around $3.15/lb. In local markets...well meat's getting to be like gold! Wallyworld had "Ox Tails" and just for curiosity I checked the price. Would you believe the pkg was marked at $5.79/lb? Never had a serving and I need to have lotz of charitable friends that eat this way. Maybe they'd donate some powders, primers and pills?
N E who...I'll check out the smoker. Need a new one and it may just go on my Christmas wish list. Lord knows there's room for something different besides a couple of wood working machines and a whole bunch of reloading and shooting paraphernalia. I am asking Santa for some RWW pocket Ts so I don't sound to pretentious.
1894,For no power / fire smoke generator , I've never heard a bad thing said about this on any of the BBQ type sites I read But I guess you would need the sterno for some heat even if cold smoking . Just thought I'd share .