A buddy of mine had made some sausages using 10lbs ground beef, "original" flavouring, 3lbs bacon, and a 500g block of cheddar cheese. They were great! so I'm planning to make this into a batch of snack sticks and wondering if anyone had any pointers or experience doing a recipe close to this. I think I should get extra lean ground beef because the bacon is going to add a lot of fat. Also I would like to use something other than an "original" flavour, I like the cracked pepper and garlic from Nesco, and high ountains hickory. do you think the bacon and cheese would go along with one of these or can you recommend a flavour?