Save your scraps and trimmings?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by buffalosmoke, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. buffalosmoke

    buffalosmoke Meat Mopper

    NH
    When you guys trim up meats for other cooks....do you save the trimmings and fat scraps?

    I trimmed up a 4lb chuck roast yesterday for some soup....and I saved the fat and trimmings in case I might need some extra fat for sausage.

    I have 10lb of pork loin that is soon to become Canadian bacon. I'll save those trimmings as well.

    Just wondering if anybody else saves 'em for sausage?
     
  2. yount

    yount Meat Mopper

    I save my trimmings.Hate having to pay for fat
     
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I never have but after several other members were talking about saving theirs I think I may start saving mine. Seems stupid to throw it away and then pay for some at a later time. Makes sense to me. And now that I finally picked up a second chest freezer I have room for more stuff so I am set.
     
  4. hog warden

    hog warden Smoking Fanatic

    Pork fat yes.....but that is because most of the sausages I make call for it or need the extra.

    Beef fat.....not so much. Because of what I make, I don't have much use for the beef fat. Am currently smoking a brisket and the fat I trimmed from that I'm grinding up for the birds.
     
  5. buffalosmoke

    buffalosmoke Meat Mopper

    NH
    Yeah....wasn't sure how much use I'd have for beef fat....who knows?

    I can't see paying for extra fat either.
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I sometimes save both just depends on whats going on. I use the pork fat for sausage and the beef fat for venison burger
     
  7. buffalosmoke

    buffalosmoke Meat Mopper

    NH
    Yeah....venison burgers would be great for the beef fat.....but I'd need some stinkin venison first! I did not see one deer this season, but I was working 12 hour days during most of deer season. Saw five in my back yard last week though.
     
  8. acemakr

    acemakr Smoking Fanatic

    If I get the itch to try sausage (buy grinder, stuffer, etc.) I will but for now, unless the bride wants if for stock, it goes in the garbage.
     

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