I just found this recipe, it looks so easy, to make summer sausage (or homemade pepperoni). No MSG or nasty preservatives. Even though I’m not a large meat eater I think I will make this and freeze it for Christmas gifts. My Father-in-law would love this stuff.
Update: I finally found a place that sold the curing salts. Well they are full of nitrates. So this isn’t as great as I thought it would be. Definately not a whole food. So I won’t be making this anytime soon. Just thought I’d let you all know.
Homemade Summer Sausage
This beef pepperoni is a flavorful homemade cured meat, on the dry side, formed into rolls, baked, and sliced
5 pounds lean ground beef
5 heaping teaspoons of Morton’s “Tender Quick” curing salt
2 1/2 heaping teaspoons of mustard seed
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Day 1: Mix all the ingredients and knead well. Refrigerate in sealed container (or air-tight with plastic wrap).
Day 2: Knead again; cover and continue refrigerating.
Day 3: Form meat into four rolls. Place rolls on an oven grill pan or wire rack; place the grill/rack on/inside a cookie sheet, so excess fat can drip. Bake 7 hours at 150 degrees. Turn rolls 45 degrees every 2 hours.
Store in the fridge or freezer.
What in the word is an Ilya? Well it’s someone’s name. My cousins old boyfriend actually. I made up this recipe when she was visiting and she joked that we should name them after her boyfriend. I haven’t thought of a new name yet. Pretty funny huh?! Well if you have an idea for a name feel free to leave me a comment.
This is so easy and sooo yummy!
2-3 c. cooked garbanzo beans You can use canned but you must cook them an additional 15 min if you do. Cooked from dry is sooo much better though.
1/2 c Olive oil
1/2 c Balsamic Vinegar This really is to taste. I didn’t measure as usual.
4 tsps minced garlic
1/2 red pepper chopped small
Heaping 1/2 c Romano or Parmesan cheese grated.
Salt & Pepper
Mix all together and let sit in fridge for at least 1 hour but next day even better.
Serve over toasted baguette slices, crackers or with veggies like jicama.
One of my very favorite recipes! Great as an appetizer, snack or a side for dinner.