Artisan Meat Processing

The Next Go-Round

It’s only been two months since I participated in a regional amateur sausage making competition for the first time, but that novel experience has triggered so many thoughts that I’m compelled to get my tentative plan down in writing and published long before next years Kielbasa Cook-Off.  Hopefully, I will still be permitted to enter the 2020 event after voicing my options. I was surprised and a bit concerned… Read More »

Goetta

10 pounds diced pork shoulder butt 6  medium onions fine diced Optional: 1 TBSP roast sodium phosphate (as opposed to sausage sodium phosphate) 6 1/4 TBPS leaf marjoram 1 2/3 TBSP fine ground black pepper 3 TBSP salt Just enough water to cover everything Cook above listed 7 ingredients in a covered oven roaster at 250F… Read More »

Roll & Smoke Brisket

Why roll & smoke a brisket?  I been wanting to try the practice because I thought that it could produce a worthwhile finished product and when a local supermarket chain offered a low sale price ($1.99 per pound) on whole (packer) briskets I decided to give it a try.  Desirable attributes that made themselves evident along the way included:  no waste of trimmed off lean (thin areas… Read More »

Sausage Seasoning Pulled Pork

The pulled pork process I developed that chunks butt meat, entails a smoke-cooking phase in large fibrous casings and then steam-oven finishes – works well.  But, it’s unfamiliar to & seemingly intimidating for some people that lack knife skills and a well-rounded knowledge of meat science.  This post is an attempt to reach a “middle ground;” where pork shoulder butts… Read More »