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Old 09-15-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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Question about sausage

This may be a stupid question but it won't be the first....surely it won't be the last... but,

Can you get sausage like grounded beef?

For example, I get ground chuck and ground sirloin
because it doesn't have the grissle or whatever those
little knots that you bite down on in it. I don't like the little
hard parts in meat. Can you get sausage that way?

I love sausage but i rarely eat it because of the little bits in it. I got sausage once from a fresh kill and there were no little hard parts in it.
So I figure they must add something to it, like a filler or something
when you buy it from the store (shrugging).... Any suasage experts
in the house???

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If the ingredients are cleaned properly and ground fine, there should rarely be an issue. Once in a while, a tiny bit can sneak through. I guess that's the price one pays to enjoy sausage.
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If the ingredients are cleaned properly and ground fine, there should rarely be an issue. Once in a while, a tiny bit can sneak through. I guess that's the price one pays to enjoy sausage.
Maybe it's the brand of sausage I buy. Our grocer rarely carries fresh sausage.
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Maybe it's the brand of sausage I buy. Our grocer rarely carries fresh sausage.

What about breakfast sausage, Italian, brats?
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Can you get sausage like grounded beef?
Yes. Often times you will see "Market Made" sausage in bulk form...However my experience has been that this sausage is not always of the best quality....It will have a very high fat to lean ratio. ... Then again, depending on location...some of it can be very good.

Have you tried "roll" sausage...as in Jimmy Dean, Williams, Bryan etc. This is normally a better quality sausage. Even then a small piece of gristle will show up from time to time....I think it's just the nature of the beast...Williams is my favorite roll sausage.

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Old 09-15-2011, 05:26 PM   #6
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What about breakfast sausage, Italian, brats?

Never had it...it doesn't look right.
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Yes. Often times you will see "Market Made" sausage in bulk form...However my experience has been that this sausage is not always of the best quality....It will have a very high fat to lean ratio. ... Then again, depending on location...some of it can be very good.

Have you tried "roll" sausage...as in Jimmy Dean, Williams, Bryan etc. This is normally a better quality sausage. Even then a small piece of gristle will show up from time to time....I think it's just the nature of the beast...Williams is my favorite roll sausage.

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Yes, that's what I get when I buy sausage, the Jimmy Dean.
I thought that maybe there would be a store brought one that
was as smooth as what you get fresh.

You know I haven't tried roll sausage. To me it's like hamburger
patties, lol and I don't like prepared patties. I really do hate being
picky but I can't help it..
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I haven't ran into the gristle in a long time, either with burger or sausage.
I'd try a different brand or source.
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Yes, that's what I get when I buy sausage, the Jimmy Dean.
I thought that maybe there would be a store brought one that
was as smooth as what you get fresh.

You know I haven't tried roll sausage. To me it's like hamburger
patties, lol and I don't like prepared patties. I really do hate being
picky but I can't help it..
Try the Williams "roll" sausage...Which is really just bulk....Don't care for Jimmy Dean at all.
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Will do...


I guess I have to start being more adventurous like Timothy
and try more new things....lol.
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