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Texas Hot Links

Postby ChileFarmer » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:56 pm

And they are almost gone already, kids hit the freezer.
Almost 20 pounds before smoking. Fun project with my son helping me. They taste good. I do need to hone up on my stuffing skills. CF :D
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Postby spacetrucker » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:07 pm

lookin good :mrgreen:
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Re: Texas Hot Links

Postby jmcrig » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:51 pm

Doesn't look to me that you've forgotten much. I'd eat those.
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Re: Texas Hot Links

Postby sancho » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:49 pm

Man, those look great! When you say Texas hotlinks, would you consider them more to the Texas red hotlink taste or the Pittsburg hotlink? There are a couple of schools on those tastes and I've been wondering. I love a good red hotlink. I like Pittsburgs, but less so now that I'm 40. I have a son on the way, and I can't wait to get him old enough to start making and smoking sausages. Good job!
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Re: Texas Hot Links

Postby ChileFarmer » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:06 am

Thanks guys, Sancho, my opinion is almost all store bought sausages have so much filler they have very little taste. But then again we don't have any market that makes there own sausage. I used to like Earl Campbell hot links but over time they have become just another sausage. I also like Pittsburgh's links but have cut back because of the fat content. The recipe I used came from the internet. I can post it if you like.
My son is older than you are, that sure makes me old but I am loving every minute. CF :D
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Postby BluDawg » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:06 am

Looks like 20 lbs of git in my tummy :D
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Postby tex_toby » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:02 pm

I'll PM you my address to send out some samples! :) :thap:
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Re: Texas Hot Links

Postby atcNick » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:29 pm

Looks really good CF ! I'd like the recipe if you say it's a good one!
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Re: Texas Hot Links

Postby sancho » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:26 pm

CF, I'd love the recipe. I'm always trying to learn. I wouldn't worry about being old, you have a better chance of being older than you are than I do... simple math. :D
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Re: Texas Hot Links

Postby sancho » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:29 pm

Oh! Earl Campbell's was the best for a long time, and I suppose they still are among store-bought's, but I agree they're not what they used to be. Have you ever tried Smokey Denmark's from Austin? Their hot links are what hot links ought to be.
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Re: Texas Hot Links

Postby k9paws » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:04 am

CF
They look great. I also would like the recipe.
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Re: Texas Hot Links

Postby ChileFarmer » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:36 am

sancho wrote:Oh! Earl Campbell's was the best for a long time, and I suppose they still are among store-bought's, but I agree they're not what they used to be. Have you ever tried Smokey Denmark's from Austin? Their hot links are what hot links ought to be.


Never tried those, course where I live we have Wal-Mart ant that is about it.

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Genuine Texas Hotlinks
5 pounds Boston butt
2 pounds lean beef
1 bottle ice cold beer
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
2 tablespoons crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground bay leaves
1 teaspoon whole mustard seeds
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons ground thyme
6 teaspoons Morton's Tender Quick

Mix all the spices, cure, and garlic into the beer and place in refrigerator while you cut up the meats into grinder sized pieces. Pour the spiced beer on the cut meat and mix it up good. Run spiced meat mixture through the grinder coarse or medium plate and stuff into medium hog casings. Smoke or slow grill till they are done
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Re: Texas Hot Links

Postby Txdragon » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:37 pm

I'd certainly give a few of those a try! Looks great from here!!
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Re: Texas Hot Links

Postby limey » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:10 pm

Lil mustard and some white bread over this way.... :lol:
Looks real good CF :thap:
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Re: Texas Hot Links

Postby atcNick » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:18 pm

Looks like bigwheel's recipe. I have tried it, but screwed it up. I'll have to give it another go sometime.
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