Spicy pepperoni sausage

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  • Spicy Pepperoni Sausage
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Recipe type: Starter
Number of serving: 4 servings
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Ready in: 50 minutes
Difficulty: Very Easy


- 1 lb ground beef or pork
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon mustard seed, lightly crushed
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed, lightly crushed
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1
- dash of Hungarian hot paprika 2
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar3
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt


Step 1:

Mix all ingredients together thoroughly, making sure to knead the spices evenly throughout. Wrap in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for two or three days 4.

Step 2:

On baking day, remove the meat from the plastic and form into a nice 2″ thick log. Place it on a rack set into a rimmed cookie sheet and then into the oven 5. Turn the oven to 200°.

Step 3:

Turn the meat every two hours and cook for about 7 to 8 hours until it is dry and firm. Remove from the oven and pat off the excess grease and fat on the surface. Let it cool then slice thinly. Store in the fridge or freezer.

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