How To Make Homemade Kielbasa - Recipe


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    How to Make Homemade Kielbasa
    Kielbasa Recipe

    How To Make Homemade Kielbasa

    Learn how to make homemade Kielbasa with Walton's and Meatgistics. Read the guide and then post your questions or comments below.

    What is Kielbasa?

    Kielbasa is polish for sausage. It is typically stuffed into a non-edible collagen casing that is removed after smoking or a large diameter hog casing. The seasoning and flavor normally has a stronger than average garlic flavor and is shaped into a ring. It can be eaten whole or sliced and cut into smaller chunks to serve as part of a larger dish or casserole. Kielbasa is typically made from pork, but may also contain beef, poultry, or even wild game.

    Meat Block

    7.5 lb 85/15 Lean Beef
    8.75 lb 80/20 Lean Pork
    8.75 lb 50/50 Pork Trim

    Additives

    1 package Signature Smoked Kielbasa Seasoning #4550393220
    1oz Sure Cure (packet included with the seasoning)
    2oz Smoked Meat Stabilizer
    6oz Sure Gel Meat Binder
    1 Quart Ice Cold Water

    Process

    Grind pork trim through 3/16in grinder plate, twice
    Grind lean beef and pork through 1/8in grinder plate

    Mix

    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

    Stuff into 40mm Collagen Casings or large diameter Natural Hog Casings

    Notes

    You may substitute other meats besides pork and beef and if you cannot keep the lean and fat separated during mixing you can still mix everything together at one time. Try to keep your lean to fat ratio around 70/30.

    If you do not use a cure accelerator like Smoked Meat Stabilizer, then hold in a refrigerator for approximately 12 hours or overnight

    Smokehouse Schedule

    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 a ice water bath for 10-20 minutes to set the casings and cool the product

    Other Notes

    Place a small pan of water in the bottom of smokehouse during entire cooking cycle to help increase humidity
    If your smoker, smokehouse, or oven cannot reach temperatures as low as 120F, just start as low as possible and slowly increase the temperature over time

    Shop waltonsinc.com for Signature Smoked Kielbasa Seasoning

    Shop waltonsinc.com for 40mm Collagen Casings

    Shop waltonsinc.com for Sausage Stuffers


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  • R

    Any idea of brand on the “brown” ones? I used to be able to buy them from my local butcher but he has since stopped selling them. Or where to purchase?

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  • E

    @ramt600 I had the same thing happen with the reddish ones also and the brown ones worked the best so, I just stopped using the red casings.

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  • Another way is with a digital gram scale. 1 ounce = 28 grams. 6 oz = 168 grams. 168 ÷ 100 = 1.68 grams per pound.

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  • @meatmadam
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    Thank you Austin, looking forward to try it with my new vacuum tumbler! As the tumbler does not allow for 24 hours of tumble ( dial cannot be set longer than one hour )what is recommended for doing a ham?

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  • @meatmadam
    If the usage is 6 oz per 100 lb of meat, to recalculate for another batch size, simply divide the additive weight by the meat block weight (6/100) and that equals how much to use per lb of meat (which is 0.06 oz per lb). You can then take the 0.06 oz and multiple that by however many pounds of meat you are making, so if that is 5 lb, then you end up needing 0.3 oz per 5 lb of meat.

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