Learning how to smoke meats is a great hobby and a way to save some money at the grocery store. Jerky, sausage and pepperoni are a few simple things you can make in just a few days. Below is quick tutorial that shows you how to make pepperoni at home.
List of ingredients.
- Mustard Seeds
- Garlic Salt
- Black Pepper
- Quick Cure
- Cayenne Pepper
- Ground Beef
15Twist every 12-18 inches to form a link.
22Congratulations, you just made pepperoni.
It tastes like spicy kielbasa which I expected; a true pepperoni is aged like the pancetta I am working on, but I am very happy with the end results. I think I am going to work on a 40 pound batch next but I need to upgrade the stuffer; the gun works well for jerky but is not ideal for a large batch of sausage. If you would like to see how we built our smoker you can see it at the following link.
In Smoking Food, Chris Dubbs and Dave Heberle assure us that smoking is an art, not a science, and they fearlessly reveal that art’s essentials—and how simple they can be. They explain how to choose the best fuels (you can use corncobs!), how to build smokers from old refrigerators and cardboard boxes, and, of course, how to smoke everything from turkeys to turtles. Their advice is as ingenious and cost-conscious as any given by Alton Brown. Aware of the needs and wants of the modern cook, they include low-sodium preparations, alternatives to preservatives like sodium nitrite, and thoughts on safely handling meat.