Need Help From Canadians

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by tulsajeff, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    That's right.. I have a gal telling me that they don't have Jimmy Deans breakfast sausage in Canada where she lives. She is asking for a similar substitute..any ideas?
  2. Here's a copy cat recipe for JD Breakfast Sausage. You can tweak to your liking.

    · 16 ounces ground pork
    · 1 teaspoon salt
    · 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
    · 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
    · 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    · 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    · 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    · 1/4 teaspoon coriander
    · 1/4 teaspoon MSG (such as Accent flavor enhancer)
  3. We don't have it here
  4. firedog21

    firedog21 Newbie

    I've never seen Jimmy Deans here either, I live in B.C. I would use Hertel's sausage as a substitute. Depending on where she lives she might not be able to find Hertel's either. Personally I would mix my own.

    Cheers Firedog21
  5. badfrog

    badfrog Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    There is some pretty cheap property all around in Tennessee right now...I would love to have some new que-in neighbors and wev'e got all the Jimmy Dean you could want!!! - I'm just sayin---how serious about are you???!!![​IMG]
  6. alanp

    alanp Fire Starter

    Here in Henrico, Va. we have plenty ofJD sausage in the stores and Jimmy Dean living Varina on the James River, the recipe in this post looks like it might come real close
  7. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have never seen it here either.
  8. bustintires

    bustintires Smoke Blower

    move. it's cold up there, all there wheels are square and now they don't have jimmy dean. might as well be in France.
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Is this why no fatties from Canada EH! [​IMG]
  10. chrismorris

    chrismorris Newbie

    I live in British Columbia also been going down to Bellingham Washington when ever we need Jimmy Dean for biscuits and gravy. Until I joined this site never heard or thought of smoking it as a fatty .But going to make another trip down very soon to restock the supply .( for some fatties)
  11. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome neighbor. Next time you're down, hit the Costco meat section. They've got a nice offering of mild Italian, in stuffed sausage form. I unstuff them and use them for the flattened sausage part. Makes for a great fattie.

  12. I saw Jimmy Dean sausage in the tube at the Superstore here in Nova Scotia last week. Try other Loblaw's stores as well. Most meat dept's decide on what stuff like that they order themselves, so a talk with the Meat Manager may help. There's also bulk sausage meat available at the store here from another national brand. SOOOOOO hard to find decent sausage around here.
  13. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    None here in BC either, I use Johnsonville brats unskinned, or mild Italian sausage.

    What part of Canada is she from? Its a really big place you know.

    I can get it 38 miles south in Washington state but have just never bothered. Is it better/different than Jonsonville products?

    Safeway has Jonsonville and Safeways are everywhere.
  14. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It's all fair. Whenever I visit Abbotsford, I have to smuggle back some "chocolate" bars, s-h-h-h-h-h, you never know who's listening.

    I can get JD here. Side by side comparison, I actually prefer the Johnsonville Brats or Mild Italian, commercially available.
  15. I use either Maple Leaf 1lb sausage chub from Sobeys or Extra foods usually has their own version which is fairly good. I have seen Johnsonville bulk sausage before too in Sobeys.
    Good luck.

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