This sausage is so good with cheese and crackers. When we go snowmobiling this is what we pack for a lunch. Great for Christmas gifts!
BEEF SUMMER SAUSAGE
5 pound(s) GROUND BEEF; Cheap.
5 teaspoon(s) MORTON TENDER QUICK MEAT CURE
2 1/2 teaspoon(s) MUSTARD SEEDS
2 1/2 tablespoon(s) COARSE GROUND PEPPER
1/8 teaspoon(s) RED PEPPER FLAKES; Optional.
2 1/2 tablespoon(s) GARLIC SALT
1 tablespoon(s) HICKORY SMOKE SALT; Or 5 Teaspoons Liquid Smoke.
1st day: Combine all ingredients in a bowl; mix well with your hands.
Cover and place in refrigerator.
2nd day: Mix well.
Cover and return to refrigerator.
3rd day: Form into 5 rolls of equal size and place on rack or broiler pan.
Put in 150 degree oven on the bottom rack for 8 hours.
Turn sausage every 2 hours.
Let cool and wrap in plastic wrap.
It makes it's own casing and will not fall apart.
Store in refrigerator unitl ready to use.
The sausage can be frozen.