Pickling cured snack sticks?

  • Are there any issues with pickling previously cured snack sticks?
    I made a batch of smoked beef snack sticks using cure #1. The taste was a bit bland and I would like to pickle them? Just checking with you to see if there are any negative interactions between the high acid vinegar pickling solution and the cure.
    Thank You

  • Walton's Employee

    If you want to pickle a previously cured meat product there should be no negative reaction between the cure and the pickle, so you are safe to proceed. The only thing we can think of is the texture of the meat might not be ideal after the pickle but the cure will not effect the flavoring of the pickle.

    Out of curiosity what seasoning did you use that left the meat with a bland taste? Was it an Excalibur seasoning? What meat block? Sometimes the amount of fat in a product can change how prominent the seasoning is in the taste.

    Let me know if you need anything else!

    Thank you,

  • Regular Contributors

    I have pickled my summer sausage with no side effects. I do make my brine and then let it cool. The first time i put the sausage chunks in the brine when it was still warm and it rendered some of the fat out of the meat. Didn’t hurt anything just make it look less appealing . Good luck.

  • @mdseaside
    Yes rendered fat in pickle jar is on the ugly side. I never considered cooling it thanks for the tip. Same pickling time or longer?

  • Regular Contributors

    @renken58 Might take a day or two longer. Cold brine works a little slower than hot brine.

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