How To Make Homemade Ring Bologna
Learn how to make homemade ring bologna with Walton's and Meatgistics. Read the guide and then post your questions or comments below.
What is Ring Bologna?
Ring bologna is similar to a normal bologna sausage but it is stuffed into a smaller diameter casings and made into a ring or semicircle. It is typically left as a ring and then sliced to eat on crackers, or cut into chunks to serve as a part of other dishes or casseroles.
7.5 lb 85/15 Lean Beef
8.75 lb 80/20 Lean Pork
8.75 lb 50/50 Pork Trim
1 package Ring Bologna Seasoning Unit #4550333550
1oz Sure Cure (packet included with the seasoning)
2oz Smoked Meat Stabilizer1
6oz Sure Gel Meat Binder
1 Quart Ice Cold Water
Grind pork trim through 3/16in grinder plate, twice
Grind lean beef and pork through 1/8in grinder plate
Begin mixing lean meats first. While mixing add Seasoning, Sure Gel Meat Binder (or Soy Protein Blend), Sure Cure, and Ice Cold Water. Mix for 5 minutes.
Add ground pork trim and mix for an additional 3 minutes, for a total of 8 minutes of mixing time
Stuff into Collagen Ring Bologna Casings. These casings need to be soaked for 15 minutes in water that has a 15% salt content and the water needs to be 15° C (59° F)
(If you do not use a cure accelerator like Smoked Meat Stabilizer, then hold in a refrigerator for approximately 12 hours or overnight)
120F for 30 minutes
130F for 30 minutes (start adding smoke now and throughout entire cook cycle)
140F for 30 minutes
150F for 30 minutes
160F for 30 minutes
170F until internal meat temperature of 160F
Shower final product or place in an ice water bath for 10-20 minutes to set the casings and cool the product
1. If you do not use a cure accelerator like Encapsulated Citric Acid or Smoked Meat Stabilizer, then after it has been stuffed into its casing hold in a refrigerator for approximately 12 hours or overnight (Return to text)
-For Home Processors 2 Qts Will Make Stuffing Easier.
-Place a small pan of water in the bottom of smokehouse during entire cooking cycle to help increase humidity.
-If your smoker, smokehouse, dehydrator, or oven cannot reach temperatures as low as 120F, just start as low as possible and slowly increase the temperature over time