Beef Summer Sausage


This is a ground beef summer sausage you can make at home. It takes a while, but have you seen the prices of store bought summer sausage?! This recipe is well worth the wait. You can also wrap them in foil and freeze them.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 3 hrs
5 logs


  • 5 pounds ground beef

  • 4 tablespoons monosodium glutamate (MSG)

  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 2 ½ teaspoons mustard powder

  • 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns

  • 4 teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring


  1. In a large bowl, combine the beef, meat tenderizer, cayenne pepper, ground black pepper, garlic powder, brown sugar, mustard powder and peppercorns and mix well. Pour the liquid smoke over the mixture, but do not mix. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 150 degrees F (65 degrees C).

  3. Remove the beef mixture from refrigerator and mix well. Roll into 1 1/2x9 inch logs and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  4. Bake at 150 degrees F (65 degrees C) for 4 hours. Remove from oven and let cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

374 Calories
31g Fat
2g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 374
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 356mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 276mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.