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cowgirl
11-26-2012, 12:17 PM
Picture heavy... sorry!! :oops:

First time using the new sausage stuffer that Kapn Tim sent not long ago...
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=147078
Thank you again Tim!!


Had a venison hind quarter roast in the freezer and wanted to use it before this deer season.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/deer%20camp/006_zps473f1dd9.jpg

trimmed and cubed the meat..

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mixed with pork and pork fat..
I like a ratio of 3 parts venison to 1 part pork fat but this time I added a bit more straight pork.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/deer%20camp/010_zps7a47b741.jpg

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Divided the mixture in half...
Used 5 pounds for each batch.

First batch I made some brats..

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/deer%20camp/022_zps3647c1e5.jpg

For 5lbs of the meat...

used 1 tsp mustard powder
2 1/2 TBS salt
1 tsp coarse black pepper
1/2 TBS sugar
1/2 TBS corriander
1/2 TBS crushed caraway seeds
a couple of crushed dried cayenne peppers


and made a slurry with one cup of cold beer...


http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/deer%20camp/027_zpsf889fe28.jpg


mixed inside of a 2 1/2 gallon baggie ...

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tried some of the hog casings that are easy to load... REALLY liked these.
It was amazing how easy these were to use and how quick it went.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/deer%20camp/039_zps268008b3.jpg

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The brats....

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made a braid...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/deer%20camp/055_zpse220b498.jpg

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Second batch I made some andouille...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/deer%20camp/037_zps8653ae8b.jpg

10 cloves chopped garlic
1 1/2 TBS cayenne
3 TBS salt
1 TBS thyme
2 TBS black pepper

1 Cup cold beer for the slurry...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/deer%20camp/040_zps89d65a7d.jpg


made these smaller... wanted them for snacking during deer camp.

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simmered a few in beer then grilled...

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one of the brats with kraut, caramelized onions, bacon and spicy mustard..

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/deer%20camp/022_zps618b6580.jpg


Didn't get pics of the andouille bites... they went fast.



Thank you again Tim, I love the stuffer!! It was sooo much easier for me to use than the attachment on my grinder. Couldn't believe how quick these were to make. Can't thank you enough. :cool::thumb:



Thanks for looking!


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chicagokp
11-26-2012, 12:23 PM
Looks delicious as always!

The_Kapn
11-26-2012, 12:24 PM
I was sure the stuffer was going to a loving new home and now you have proven me right 8).

Great Looking Grub as always Jeanie.

TIM

aawa
11-26-2012, 12:25 PM
Holy crap those look good!

Big George's BBQ
11-26-2012, 12:27 PM
You never have to apologise for too much pron Awesome job Hope you had a good T Day

cowgirl
11-26-2012, 12:31 PM
Looks delicious as always!

Thank you Chicago! :grin:

I was sure the stuffer was going to a loving new home and now you have proven me right 8).

Great Looking Grub as always Jeanie.

TIM
Tim I can't thank you enough... you've made my life a whole lot easier. I love the stuffer! :mrgreen:

Holy crap those look good!

Thank you aawa!!

You never have to apologise for too much pron Awesome job Hope you had a good T Day

George, thanks!! Hope you had a great TDay too. :)

gtr
11-26-2012, 01:12 PM
Good Lawd, woman! :shocked:

How did you know what my next two batches would be? I have yet to try brats and I've had 'em on the brain. I have done andouille, but not since I found out my son's basketball coach makes killer gumbo, so we're gonna do a little trading. :cool:

Life is much better with that stuffer, yes? I've gazed longingly at those easy load casings - I'm gonna have to give those a shot. Also - I like the looks of that knife in the first couple shots - what's the story on that?

Did you save any loose sausage to make a fatty or 2 with? :hungry:

Just amazing, Jeanie! :clap2:

fingerlickin'
11-26-2012, 01:19 PM
Great work Jeanie, those sausages look awesome. Love the braid too! :thumb:

cowgirl
11-26-2012, 01:36 PM
Good Lawd, woman! :shocked:

How did you know what my next two batches would be? I have yet to try brats and I've had 'em on the brain. I have done andouille, but not since I found out my son's basketball coach makes killer gumbo, so we're gonna do a little trading. :cool:

Life is much better with that stuffer, yes? I've gazed longingly at those easy load casings - I'm gonna have to give those a shot. Also - I like the looks of that knife in the first couple shots - what's the story on that?

Did you save any loose sausage to make a fatty or 2 with? :hungry:

Just amazing, Jeanie! :clap2:

Greg Thank you!! :hug:

We must think alike. :mrgreen: Can't wait to see what you make.. Great idea on the gumbo trade too!

I love the stuffer! My grinder attachment isn't easy to use, I need three hands. lol
Loved the easy load casings. They are a bit pricey but I was short on time and took the easy way out. :oops:

The knife is an Old Timer... I have one I use when camping...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/camping/6137839b.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/camping/92579d32.jpg

I love it so much I got one for the kitchen too. :grin:



Didn't think to save any of the sausage for fatties.. Will try them next time.

Thanks again Greg, hope you had a great Tday!

cowgirl
11-26-2012, 01:37 PM
Great work Jeanie, those sausages look awesome. Love the braid too! :thumb:

Thanks Jason!! :grin:

dealm9
11-26-2012, 01:51 PM
Beer brats are my favorite. They look awesome Jeanie!

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sportsnut
11-26-2012, 02:09 PM
Outstanding !

Phubar
11-26-2012, 02:39 PM
:shock:

Gimme sum Girl!

cowgirl
11-26-2012, 02:43 PM
Thank you Mark, Sportsnut and Phu!! :mrgreen:

Skidder
11-26-2012, 02:50 PM
Looks great miss Jeanie. My favorite is brats or sausage with grillled onions and red peppers for the sweet part and brown spicy mustard and horseradish for the heat. Nice work there kiddo

GARNAAL
11-26-2012, 03:04 PM
I like these...
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/deer%20camp/039_zps268008b3.jpg
I hate struggling to get these small hog casings on my sausage stuffer tube too...

where did you get them ??

(been thinking about making a small (removable) smooth metal parabolic/rounded shaped
top to fit in & on top of my stuffing tube - to make getting these casings on the tube easier -
gotta find somebody with a lathe..) something shaped like this...
must be easier than trying to get that casing to slip over the edge of the tube..
:mod:
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTgHSu4PTNt6VmS4eYYupAt78X3F6Dgd Xa7fY_Gzcbam3N8AbbKgQ

bluetang
11-26-2012, 03:50 PM
Nice, nice, nice! I too have been eyeballing those casings.

tatonka3a2
11-26-2012, 04:20 PM
Excellent job!! I am sure everything was a hit!


We too love those casings - tried them the first time last year.

Bonewagon
11-26-2012, 04:41 PM
Looks fantastic (as always :becky:)!

code3rrt
11-26-2012, 04:52 PM
Great looking/sounding sausages there! I am a little sad though, can't find the order form on your blog Jeanie:roll:

NBBD
11-26-2012, 07:32 PM
Hmm, Might need to try those casings sometime...

When does the season start for you down in TX? Antlered firearm started in PA today...

samfsu
11-26-2012, 07:32 PM
Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy

BBQMaverick
11-26-2012, 07:43 PM
WOW Jeanie...I'm speechless :tape:
Hope all is well.

cowgirl
11-26-2012, 08:58 PM
Looks great miss Jeanie. My favorite is brats or sausage with grillled onions and red peppers for the sweet part and brown spicy mustard and horseradish for the heat. Nice work there kiddo

Thank you Bob! The way you make them sounds delicious!! :grin:

I like these...
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/deer%20camp/039_zps268008b3.jpg
I hate struggling to get these small hog casings on my sausage stuffer tube too...

where did you get them ??

(been thinking about making a small (removable) smooth metal parabolic/rounded shaped
top to fit in & on top of my stuffing tube - to make getting these casings on the tube easier -
gotta find somebody with a lathe..) something shaped like this...
must be easier than trying to get that casing to slip over the edge of the tube..
:mod:
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTgHSu4PTNt6VmS4eYYupAt78X3F6Dgd Xa7fY_Gzcbam3N8AbbKgQ

Thanks Garnaal!! I got these casings from SausageMaker. They are kind of expensive but I wanted to check them out. :grin: Thinking of making a stuffing tube using schedule 40 pvc... might work. :thumb:

Thanks Blue, Tatonka and Jason!! I couldn't believe how quick everything went with these casings and the new stuffer. I should have checked into them a long time ago. :mrgreen:

Great looking/sounding sausages there! I am a little sad though, can't find the order form on your blog Jeanie:roll:

lol Code3 Thanks! :mrgreen:

Hmm, Might need to try those casings sometime...

When does the season start for you down in TX? Antlered firearm started in PA today...

Thanks!! Rifle season started here (in Oklahoma) last Saturday. It runs for 2 weeks, then there is a bonus antlerless one in December. Good luck to you!!


Samfsu, Thanks!! :grin:



WOW Jeanie...I'm speechless :tape:
Hope all is well.

Thank you Maverick! Good to see ya! Everything is going great here, just came in from hunting and I'm cold. lol
Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. :grin: