Originally Posted by Bigdog
I want to try some of those.
I've been looking for some time for a good hot link but been very dissatisfied with store bought ones.
I'm sorry, Steve. I should have called you over for some.
I will be making them again in the next couple of months... as soon as I lose the weight gain from this batch!
For those who want to make some...here's the recipe.
If you do make some, please come back and comment, or pm me and let me know how you liked them.
Kansas Hot Links
10 lbs. Pork Butt
2 1/2 lbs. Beef Chuck Roast
1 cup Non-fat Dry Milk Powder
1 cup Dark Lager Beer
2 Tbs. Fresh Ground Black Pepper
2 Tbs. Ground White Pepper
2 Tbs. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
3 Tbs. Cayenne Pepper
3 Tbs. Fresh Minced Garlic
5 Tbs. Kosher Salt
1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
3 Tbs. Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp. Ground Coriander
1/2 tsp. Ground Bay Leaf
1 tsp. Sweet Basil, or Thyme
1/2 tsp. Ground Sage
1 tsp. Dry Mustard
12 Tb. Tapatio Brand Hot Sauce
Big Pinch Each Of Aniseed and Cumin
2 1/4" Collagen Casings-Optional
Cut meat into grinder-sized chunks and put into freezer for about an hour to chill.
Put spices/herbs into a bowl and add the beer slowly while stirring, until all of the beer is added, and there are no lumps. Pour over the meat chunks and then put this into the refrigerator to chill. Grind the meat once with the coarse-grind blade. Stuff into 2 1/4" casings and twist off into 5" or 6" links, or roll into "meatballs" and roll into patties between two sheets of waxed paper.
There are a lot of ingredients in this, but well worth the investment, imho.
If you plan to smoke these, add 2 ½ tsp. of cure to the mix to prevent bacterial formation while in the smoker.