For those that walked thru the meat markets in the 50’s every morning the butcher would add a little magic power to the ground beef and pork ( cure#1) … Mixed it up. Ground meat looked great. Bright red every time. Happy Dance.
twilliams The Dill Pickle doesn’t do well with cheese in my mind but I haven’t given any thought to smoke…I could never articulate what I don’t enjoy about the Honey BBQ Stick, everyone else loves it but I don’t. I now wonder if it was the smoke mingling with it that I objected to? I might try making this again.
We have mixed the night before and use only 1/2 the required water. Then adding cold water right before stuffing will soften the mixture. Summer sausage goes well because of the larger stuffing tube. We do the same for snack sticks that is harder through the smaller tube.
twilliams Most untrimmed butts are going to be closer to 75/25. Or the ones I checked one day all were, next time I am at sams or local supermarket I will check again. I just did it by finding out how mans grams of fat each serving had and then converting the total weight in a serving to grams.
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