Bud's Homemade Summer Sausage
5 lbground hamburger (no lean burger)
5 Tbspliquid smoke (found near barbecue sauce)
5 Tbspmorton salt tender quick (found in dark blue bag in spice aisle)
2 Tbspcoarse ground pepper
2 Tbspmnced garlic
2 Tbspmustard seeds
How to Make Bud's Homemade Summer Sausage
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients with your hands like making meatloaf. Cover and Refrigerate 24 hours. Take out and knead one more time then make 4 14x2 inch logs. Put them on a cookie sheet with 1-2 inch sides. Bake at 300 degrees for 3 hours. Take out and wrap in wax paper with aluminum foil around that. Refrigerate until well chilled. Serve by slicing and eating alone or with crackers and cheese.
- NOTE: When rolling logs into shape, make sure you knead the meat and form a tight log so there's no cracks forming while baking.
- IF USING VENISON: Venison is very lean. This recipe needs some fat in it so use 3 lbs venison and 2 lbs hamburger.