Bearcarver's unstuffed beef snack sticks

Discussion in 'Beef' started by radio, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    After my smoke of Venison SS a couple of weeks ago, I started exploring other sausage type things without a casing.  Dirtsailor was kind enough to post a link to Bearcarvers recipes and the unstuffed snack sticks looked like just the ticket for the next attempt.  I got them mixed yesterday morning and let them set in the fridge until this evening when I rolled them out and got 'em getting happy in the smoke.  I tried to keep the temp as close to 200° as I could, but when I added fuel to the fire it sometimes hit 215° for a bit, then settled back down.

    Bear dunked his in ice water, then rinsed off the congealed fat in warm water, but I rolled mine between paper towels to absorb the fat while they were still warm.

    Of course I had to snitch a few bites as soon as the first one hit 160° it[​IMG]   Dang they are good!!!  I made some notes to self on the recipe I printed out for modifications on the next batch.  They had a bit much black pepper for my tastes, so will cut back just a tad.  I also added about 3 tbsp of Jeff's rub to the spice blend when mixing them up

     I omitted the Anise as I didn't have any handy here at the house.

    I'll be taking a few to the shop tomorrow and see how fast they disappear.

    Thanks Bear and Dirtsailor[​IMG]

    Fresh rolled and ready

    Gettin' happy

    Finished and cooling

    Ready for taste test.  Yep, they passed!  [​IMG]

  2. They look GREAT! Nice color. I have done a couple of batches of Bears naked sticks that were very tasty. I will never use casings again on sticks.

    Happy smoken.

  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They look great.

    Might me something I need to try.
  4. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Mule and CF

    They aren't the most attractive things, but they sure taste good!  Matter of fact, I'm snacking on one as I type this.  I grabbed part of one, cut a chunk of cheddar and having a couple of Ritz crackers with it.  Breakfast of champions[​IMG]
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They look Great, Radio!![​IMG]

    I knew you'd love them!![​IMG]

    Enjoy them---They won't last long![​IMG]

  6. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Bear[​IMG]   I added about 3 Tbs of Jeff's rub for a bit of twist.  Can't really pick it out in the flavor, but I know how good it is and it sure didn't hurt anything.  I will cut back on the black pepper though!  I used a coarse ground pepper and it is mighty potent
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's Great !!

    My Beef sticks are pretty mild, so there is definitely room for added spices, like Jeff's Rub.

    My Bear Logs are more spicy than the Beef Sticks, and my Bear Loaf is even more spicy.

    However none of them are as hot as many people like. My Son likes things hotter, but I like my Bear Loaf the best (heat wise).

    You did a Great Job, and I'm glad you like them!!

  8. Ok I am gonna have to try these.  If they are a Bear Recipe they have to be good!!!  


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