Texas Hot Links

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2014/02/26 20:41:26 (permalink)

Texas Hot Links

Most of the Sausage recipes I see on line lack flavor. I don't think they use enough spices in the mix. I also like to see some heat in the sausage. This is a version of a Texas Hot Link.......
spices.....

I mixed all the spices in the meat chunks and let it blend over night in the refer.

you can see the change in color letting it blend for 24 hrs.

I ran the 4 lbs of mix through the grinder in about 4 minutes. I then got some Beer, put the mix into the mixer to make an emulsion. 

 
What you want is a mixture that is a bit sticky to the touch.

Now is the time for a test patty, you can adjust seasonings at this point if needed. The test patty is good, well seasoned and a nice amount of heat. I want the test patty to cook and fry in it's own fat, this tells me there is a good meat to fat ratio. As the fat mixes with the meat and spices, I want a full flavored sausage with some heat. So far, so good....

The mixture is ready to stuff into the hog casing.



 
These are fresh sausage, I'm not going to smoke them. I'm looking for a nice balance of flavor and heat along with good texture. Tom, This is the type of sausage I think would go over well at Chubby's. The only thing different will be adding Nitrates and smoking them in your smoker. I am going to cook a few of these over some coals tomorrow, will see what we get......
 
 
 
 
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:Texas Hot Links 2014/02/26 20:55:22 (permalink)
    That looks pretty darned good. Go ahead and smoke some so you'll be able to ship it to me. Or, if you don't mind the extra cost of using dry ice ...
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    lleechef
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    Re:Texas Hot Links 2014/02/26 21:07:22 (permalink)
    You're killing me.........looks wonderful!  I love spicy and hot. 
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    Re:Texas Hot Links 2014/02/26 21:25:48 (permalink)
    Looks fabulous!
     

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    Re:Texas Hot Links 2014/02/27 00:27:44 (permalink)
    OMG, freakin amazing!!!!!!!
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    Re:Texas Hot Links 2014/02/27 08:50:33 (permalink)
    OK so now I have to drive to Washington instead of out to Elgin for some sausage. That looks amazing by the way.  What is the meat blend?
     
    post edited by brisketboy - 2014/02/27 08:58:02
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    pnwchef
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    Re:Texas Hot Links 2014/02/27 10:07:09 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman....I shipped some to you by mule, they s/b there by July.
     
    lleechef....Thats why you married Michael, Hot and Spicy, " Old Spicy"....
     
    EdSails,Twinwillow,  Thxs Ed and Twin
     
    brisketboy. I used all pork, I had to much trim meat leftover. I had 4lbs of trim meat, if I did need some more I would have used some beef to make a 75% pork 25% mix. If I'm doing test batches, I like to stay around 2 lbs. That way if I don't like the mix, I don't have a lot of sausage I don't like laying around. I like the test patty, I'm looking forward to charing some on the grill with a bit of smoke.........
     
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:Texas Hot Links 2014/02/27 12:11:33 (permalink)
    pnwchef



    lleechef....Thats why you married Michael, Hot and Spicy, " Old Spicy"....





    How'd you know I use Old Spice soap?

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    Re:Texas Hot Links 2014/02/27 13:01:40 (permalink)
    If you start shipping, I'm a customer.
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    pnwchef
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    Re:Texas Hot Links 2014/03/04 12:37:07 (permalink)
    I had a chance to grill them off a few days ago, here they are.......

    A little horseradish mustard......


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    Re:Texas Hot Links 2014/03/04 12:47:19 (permalink)
    That looks awesome, pnwchef!
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    Re:Texas Hot Links 2014/03/04 12:55:23 (permalink)
    Cut it out! NOW!!!!!
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    Re:Texas Hot Links 2014/03/04 13:04:46 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    Cut it out! NOW!!!!!

     
    I'm sensing that I'm going to have to change my Cincinnati flight to stop over and pick up a CARE package from pnwchef to bring!
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:Texas Hot Links 2014/03/04 13:05:36 (permalink)
    EdSails

    Michael Hoffman

    Cut it out! NOW!!!!!


    I'm sensing that I'm going to have to change my Cincinnati flight to stop over and pick up a CARE package from pnwchef to bring!

    That'll work.

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    Re:Texas Hot Links 2014/03/04 13:20:10 (permalink)
    How much sausage envy can I endure???  " />
    post edited by MellowRoast - 2014/03/04 13:22:12
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    brisketboy
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    Re:Texas Hot Links 2014/03/04 13:21:42 (permalink)
    Looking at them and remembering the last time I grilled some Elgin hot guts, without tasting them I defy anyone to differentiate them visually. I'll bet they tasted awesome.
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