I did the snow trick a couple weeks ago. The roads were too nasty to go get a bag of ice. I over filled a meat lug with fresh powder and layered sausage in. Then ran cold water over to make a slurry. Worked GREAT!
In the past while making summer sausage I have used ground beef 80/20 about 8 pounds and about 4 pounds mixed together… what mixture do you use for summer sausage
You would pretty much use the same ratio, maybe go 70/30, when I made the Jalapeno summer sausage I did about a 70/30 with Pork and it turned out great.
medeling32 What @Boudreaux said is perfectly fine. You could make it with anything you want, 100% beef, 100% pork will work too! The biggest thing to know if you are going lower than 20-30% pork is that the texture will be a little different than you might be used to. Pork fat has a creaminess to it that beef fat just does not have, this is why it generally makes the best Sausage and Snack Sticks.