This is so easy with amazing results. A mildly spiced summer sausage made with mustard seed and black pepper. It's great for snacks with chunks of cheese on the side.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, mustard seed, garlic powder, liquid smoke, curing salt, and pepper using your hands. Form into two equal logs, and wrap each one in aluminum foil with the shiny side facing the meat. Refrigerate for 24 hours.

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Poke small holes through the aluminum foil in the bottom of the meat rolls using a toothpick. Place on a broiler rack and fill the broiler pan with 1/2 inch of water.

  • Bake for 90 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool slightly, then refrigerate for 12 hours before unwrapping and serving.

Nutrition Facts

136 calories; protein 9.5g 19% DV; carbohydrates 1g; fat 10.3g 16% DV; cholesterol 34mg 11% DV; sodium 895.8mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2005
This beats store-bought summer sausages hands down. I highly recommend using extra lean ground chunk (great flavor) to avoid all the grease and fat. I cracked the mustard seeds before adding them, but otherwise didn't change a thing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/11/2010
Honestly I was so excited to make this. I followed the recipe to a T and was so disappointed with the outcome. Personally I don't think it tastes nearly as good as store bought. It was definitely missing something. Maybe regular salt as well? Read More
(11)
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2005
This beats store-bought summer sausages hands down. I highly recommend using extra lean ground chunk (great flavor) to avoid all the grease and fat. I cracked the mustard seeds before adding them, but otherwise didn't change a thing. Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2004
This recipe is awesome and the flavor is incredible, Way better than any Hickory Farms summer sausage. A family favorite during the holidays. Thank you so much Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2009
I love this recipe. I have made it 15 times. First time I made it exactly as written. Five stars as written. My family likes there sausage slightly hot so next time I added jalapenos chopped. I have also added chunks of cheese. Very good recipe without the hassle of a smoke house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2006
Outstanding! I had high hopes after reading the reviews and it didnt let me down a inch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2010
Easy to make but a little bland for our tastes. Next time (probably this weekend) I'll pump up the spices a bit add some smoked habanero and maybe some cheese and finish them in the smoker at 200 for a few hours instead of the oven. Thanks to ND24 for the advice! After making this several times what works for us is: 1. Let the mixture cure for 3 days instead of one. Mix it each morning. It makes the texture even better. 2. I added two chopped smoked habanero peppers and a quarter cup of sharp shredded cheddar. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2009
This recipe is absolutely AWESOME!! My husband is a hunter and unfortunately I'm not fond of anything that has a hint of "gamey" flavor. I'm always looking for a new way to disguise deer meat but I've found that with many recipes I still can't "fool" myself. Not so with this one! The only substitution I made was deer meat for the ground. It came out perfect and I agree with other reviews it has WAY more flavor than the store bought. This will go in my permanent recipe collection. Definitely a keeper! We can't wait to see what happens when we add jalapenos and cheese! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/10/2010
Honestly I was so excited to make this. I followed the recipe to a T and was so disappointed with the outcome. Personally I don't think it tastes nearly as good as store bought. It was definitely missing something. Maybe regular salt as well? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2006
This is a wonderful recipe I keep it made and in the freezer all the time. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2006
This summer sausage is great!!! I think next time I'll make a double batch...it went way too fast!!! Read More
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