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    Homemade Summer Sausage Aka Salami

    Homemade Summer Sausage Aka Salami. Photo by wwltmom

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    1 hr 40 mins

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    morelhunter's Note:

    This recipe is as old as the hills. I've made it for the last 50 years and it was old when I got it. I thought it would be a good addition, so that young cooks can see how easy it is to make a basic sausage. You can play with it, add more spice or whatever. I do suggest trying it as written first. Just as good as what you can buy, but you know what is in there. I make a double recipe and then freeze it. It is really easy and quick to whip this up and costs a lot less than store bought. Prep time does not include sitting in the fridge for 24 hours.

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    1. 1
      Mix together all ingredients in a nonmetal bowl. It is easier to mix the seasoning with the water, then incorporate the meat, using your hands to distribute all spices evenly (like making a meatloaf). A note, based on a review, do not over mix the meat or it will be tough. This is true about any kind of meat, work it just enough to get every thing incorporated.
    2. 2
      I use an ice cream bucket and place a lid on top.
    3. 3
      Refrigerate for 24 hours.
    4. 4
      Remove from bowl and roll into 4 rolls, about 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick.
    5. 5
      Wrap in aluminum foil with shiny side towards meat.
    6. 6
      Punch tiny holes along one side and place in a broiler pan with holes down to drain out liquid.
    7. 7
      Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
    8. 8
      Remove foil and rewrap in plastic wrap.
    9. 9
      Ready to use or freeze.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 17, 2010


      This recipe has been in our family for at least 4 generations and I make it every Christmas.Mine calls for 2T of liquid smoke and 3T of the salt. I have substituted the salt with pickling salt with great success!

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    • on November 23, 2009


      Dammmmnnn!! This was awesome! So easy to mix up. Mine spent more than 24 hours in the fridge but other than that I followed the directions. Next time we might kick it up with a few red pepper flakes. My hubby went nuts over, my son ate three big slices at lunch and there is just the tail end of the first roll left. If I dont hide the other three they arent going to make Xmas...chances are I will be making more anyways. It is a definate keeper.

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    • on March 09, 2009


      Wow how easy this was to make! I halved the recipe - as I had never tried making my own sausage and didn't want to take a big plunge. I was very pleasantly pleased with the end result! Thank you for sharing !

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    Nutritional Facts for Homemade Summer Sausage Aka Salami

    Serving Size: 1 (1152 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 491.9
    Calories from Fat 307
    Total Fat 34.1 g
    Saturated Fat 13.3 g
    Cholesterol 154.2 mg
    Sodium 152.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 42.3 g

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    quick curing salt

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