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Made Some Snack Sticks -YUM!!!!! (pic heavy)

Retired RailRoaderRetired RailRoader Posts: 935
edited 4:31PM in EggHead Forum
I bought a 5lb. sausage stuffer a few months ago as I hated trying to stuff casings with my Kitchen-Aid. I finally got around to using it and I decided to try my hand at Snack sticks. I used a 2lbs of beef top round, 2lbs chuck and 1lb of pork butt.
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Got everything set to grind
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First grind is course
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Second grind fine
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I am using the Backwoods Hot Snack Mix. Here the spices and cure are premixed with ice water.
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The meat and spices are all together and ready for the stuffer.
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Starting to fill the casings
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All the meat is now in the casings and cut into 7 inch lengths.
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Just look at that goodness and no fillers just real meat and spices
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On the egg with a dome temp of 200 deg.
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2 hours later
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4 hours later the sticks are at an internal temp of 165 deg.
They are taken off the egg with a quick ice water bath and air dried.
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A good snack deserves a good beer.
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Everyday is Saturday and tomorrow is always Sunday.

Comments

  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,239
    You can come to my tailgate party anytime and I will provide the beer. Great looking project.
  • Looks great!!!! BTW, what gasket are you using on your egg? I need to replace mine and that one looks like it would last longer than the one I have.
  • I am using a Rutland gasket on all my eggs with High temp silicon as the adhesive.
    Everyday is Saturday and tomorrow is always Sunday.
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    holy smokes! that's wickid
    context is important :)
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    RR,

    Great project & end result. I will put the sausage stuffer on my list to give to Santa.... :)
  • BigABigA Posts: 1,157
    those look great!! Well done!! I need to get me one of those stuffers, i was thinking one for my kitchen aid but you advise against that??
  • The kitchen-Aid stuffer is more trouble then it's worth. I tried it once and I swore I would never use it again.
    Everyday is Saturday and tomorrow is always Sunday.
  • BigABigA Posts: 1,157
    well that is good to know, i will just get the grinder for it. those sticks look really good. :)
  • Thanks
    Everyday is Saturday and tomorrow is always Sunday.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,647
    Do you mix the spice before the second grind or by hand after?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Very nice indeed. What did you use for the casings?
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Very nice!! Pretty jelous of you right now!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
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  • I used the casings that came in the kit. They were 22mm collagen casings.
    Everyday is Saturday and tomorrow is always Sunday.
  • I mixed the spices and added them after the second grind. I was told to mix the spices just before you stuff them into the casings so the meat would not setup before stuffing.
    Everyday is Saturday and tomorrow is always Sunday.
  • CrueznCruezn Posts: 317
    Wow! Now I have an idea with what to do with my left over deer trim this season. Great set of pics to really show the process. Thanks for sharing.
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