Friday, 27 May 2011

My Home-made Sausage: Beef & Herbs

This is onother sausage variation for breakfast without using pork since we are cutting down on our pork consumption and decided to get our protein daily requirements from other souces like, well, beef


Ingredients:

Beef, ground  - 1 kg

Salt – 4 tsp

Sugar - 5 tsp

Ground Black pepper - 1 tsp

Sage , ground – 1 tsp

Basil, ground - 1 tsp

Marjoram, ground - 1 tsp

Black pepper, black – 1 tsp

Rosemary, ground - 1 tsp

Thyme, ground – 1 tsp

Red pepper flakes – 2 tsp

Hog Casings / sweet intestines


Curing / Preserving Procedure:

1)  clean the sweet intestine by rubbing both the internal and external parts of it with salt and rinsing it in running water.  Soak the sweet intestine for an hour or more, in salt solution of 3 tbsp and water just enough to cover the whole intestine. Rinse well before stuffing.

2) Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.  Try frying a small amount to check on the taste.  Add more seasonings as needed.  Do this taste test until you get the right taste.

3) Stuff the meat mixture inside the sweet intestine. tie with a thread at both ends to make a log


Cooking Procedure:
 
The healthiest way to cook this is either to grill or bake it.   Do not fry it.  But if you are not health conscious and you prefer it to be fried, then feel free to do so :-)


Makes 10 sausages at more than 100 g. each sausage log.  1 sausage per serving

Estimated Nutritional per sausage  content based on ingredients used:

Calories :  238 kcal                 Total Fat: 12 g.

Cholesterol : 85 mg.                Saturated fat :  4.7 g.

Protein :  28.5 g                      Dietary fiber : 0 g.

Sodium : 1,017 mg.                  Carbohydrate : 0 g.

-Foodformylove(27May2011)

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