Adding fat to sausage....


  • Regular Contributors

    While I have found that I have not had to add additional fat to the butts I have been processing into sausage, I have found that trying to obtain pork fat locally will cost about $3.50/lb. +

    We have a local butcher that will give you copious quantities of beef fat for free!

    While this is great for making hamburger, I was wondering if it provides the same flavor for pork sausage, and is there any reason not to use beef fat in pork sausage?


  • Admin

    @raider2119
    It would definitely be acceptable to use beef fat in place of pork fat, if that is your preference for either price, availability, or taste reasons. Beef fat will be different than pork though. It is partially a subjective topic though. In my opinion, pork fat will get you a better final product as it helps carry flavor better than beef fat, or other meats/fats. Using pork fat over beef fat is ultimately just an opinion though and using beef fat is not a wrong thing to do. There could even be many people who like the beef fat flavor better.

    If it is easier for you to get and use beef fat, it wouldn’t hurt to try it out with a small batch and see what you think. Whether pork fat or beef fat is the best option for you will really just come down to your personal preference.


Log in to reply
 


Recent Posts

  • @Lance Landjager is a big goal of mine!

    read more
  • L

    F9B424AD-E887-4822-96B8-16F4BD4E783E.jpeg
    I tried something new to me instead of smoking this Landjager I used a mesquite smoke powder. It turned out pretty good, not as good as real smoke but really not bad.

    read more
  • L

    @Jonathon
    The old timers in my family used to make blood sausage I remember trying it once…
    I may need to try and make it to see if my taste buds have changed😂

    read more

Recent Topics


Who's Online [Full List]

7 users active right now (0 members and 7 guests).
Papa Mike, wayne1952t, twilliams

Board Statistics

Our members have made a total of 5.4k posts in 1.2k topics.
We currently have 4.9k members registered.
Please welcome our newest member, Mikeg32253.
The most users online at one time was 5081 on Fri May 03 2019.

Community Statistics

10
Online

4.9k
Users

1.2k
Topics

5.4k
Posts

About Meatgistics

Meatgistics is brought to you by Walton's (waltonsinc.com). Meatgistics is a community site, knowledgebase, forum, blog, learning center, and a sharing site. You can find help and ask questions about anything related to meat processing, smoking and grilling meats, plus a whole lot more. Join Austin & Jon from Walton's and sign up for our Meatgistics community today.