Jimmy Dean like Breakfast Links

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Jimmy Dean like Breakfast Links

Postby Griffin » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:21 am

The sausage making bug hit last week. It had been too long since I have made any. Quickly settled on two kinds, Jimmy Dean style and cheddar brats. Started off with 10lbs of pork butt from Hirsch's in Plano

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Ground that all up

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Mixed in the spices and let it sit overnight in the fridge. Got it out the next morning and fried up a batch to taste to see if it needed adjusting. Then stuffed it into 21mmm collagen casings. I used these one from Academy.

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This was what 4lbs netted me (1 lb was kept in bulk)

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Simple to cook up, just pop it in the oven at 350F for about 15 minutes or until it reaches 150, turning halfway through and you've got this.

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The sausage was really good. I think I added too much sage, but the wife and a co-worker thought it was really good. The recipe I followed is from a guy named Kevin P on the Smoke Ring Forum. He really knows his stuff when it comes to sausage.

Jimmy Dean-like Breakfast Links
•5 lb pork butt, ground
• 36 g kosher salt (about 5 tsp)
•1.0 g ground sage (little over a tsp)
•2 g red pepper flakes (add more to your taste)
•2 g thyme leaves (little over a tsp)
•3 g black pepper (1.5 tsp)
•2.5g ground coriander ( (little over a tsp)
•Optional: 1/3 cup real maple syrup**
**I find it too sweet & don’t add it.
•20-24 Sheep casings(or make a large chub to slice!)
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Re: Jimmy Dean like Breakfast Links

Postby CypertJ » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:03 am

That's a good looking bottle behind your grinder.

And the links look great, I've always wanted to try my hand at sausage making but usually have too many other irons in the fire to start another hobby. One of these days...

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Re: Jimmy Dean like Breakfast Links

Postby Jarhead » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:14 pm

Looks great Griffin. I use a version of Kevin's recipe also. It always turns out great.
I made some last weekend, but not for me. :cry: But the samples were killer.
BTW, I'll have a glass of what you're drinkin' :lol:
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Re: Jimmy Dean like Breakfast Links

Postby sancho » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:28 am

How did you seal the links? I can't tell from the pics. Looks great.
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Re: Jimmy Dean like Breakfast Links

Postby Griffin » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:27 am

Sancho, I didn't seal the links. I made sticks about the size of my cookie sheet and then just cut them. I noticed that the Johnsonville breakfast links weren't sealed last time I got some, so I just gave it a shot.

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