Making Italian Sausage with Checkered Past's Seasonings.

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by beer-b-q, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A while back a Friend on another forum Darrell (Checkered Past) sent me some of his Italian Sausage Seasoning to test.

    Well we finally got around to making some of it and it Looks & Smells GREAT...

    We fried some of it up to test it and the taste is unbelievable...

    I believe he has a hit with this, It seems to have the perfect belend of spices, no spice overpowers the other. I highly recommend his seasoning.

    Here are a few pictures of the process.

    5# Ground Pork

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    5# Ground Pork, 2Tbs per # Spices & 3 Tbs Ice Water per # [​IMG]

    Mixing In the Meat Mixer [​IMG]

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    The Grizzly Stuffer

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    Starting to Stuff

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    Stuffed [​IMG]

    Linked [​IMG]

    Close up of Links [​IMG]
     
  2. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks great Paul.......................love them sausages.........is it Sweet or hot Italian?
     
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Looking good!

      Craig
     
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It is Mild.
     
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The links are delicious looking. Great job.
     
  6. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking sausage, Paul.  I see a big pot of spaghetti sauce coming up.[​IMG]
     
  7. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]      Those look huge
     
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look great Paul. I got some of it to test also and was hoping to get to it next weekend. Based on your mild comment I may add some red pepper flakes to kick it up a notch
     
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those look great Paul! I've got a recipe for hot Italian sausage that I've been wanting to try. Seeing yours makes me want to do it today. Great job, great Q-view!
     
  10. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks everyone for the fine compliments...  This is some really good stuff...
     
    The only small casings I had was some 35-38 Collagen for Polish Sausage or 21mm for snack sticks...  They are pretty big but had to use what I had available.
     


    Make sure you got the mild  before adding too much,  I think he sent out both hot and mild.  The sticker should say.


    Let us know how they turn out and hopefully share the recipe..
     
  11. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice sausages.

    Do you find that the mixer if not full just rolls 5 lbs around in the middle of the paddles?
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking sausage, Paul!!!!

    Don't forget my close-ups of some cooked slices.

    That's the only way my eyes can get an accurate taste!

    Bear
     
  13. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    With only 5# in it you have to back up ever so often to get it redistributed...

    It works a lot better with about 10+ in it.
     
  14. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking sausage hope the taste is good for you. I always like to mix mine by hand because I do not make very much at one time..
     
  15. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good Looking Sausage Paul!!

    I make up 25# batches and package in 1# bags

    Finally got my recipe "Tweaked" the way we like it.

    Todd
     
  16. Great looking Italian sausage..I love them simmered in a Italian tomato sauce with a ton of bell peppers and hot peppers sauteed in the sauce. Served on a fresh hoagie bun. I sure could go for one after seeing those beauties. [​IMG]
     
  17. striper

    striper Meat Mopper

    Looks really good.  Where can I get some of this seasoning????????
     
  18. Looks awesome
     

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