The images I share here come from my heart. They are not to be reproduced without my express written permission.

Home-made salami

I can't believe how simple this is to make!

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together 4 pounds of lean ground beef (90% lean)with 1/4 cup curing salt, 2 tablespoons of liquid smoke, 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground pepper. Cover and chill for 24 hours.

Divide chilled mixture into fourths. Shape each into a compact 8" log and place each on a 12 x 18" piece of nylon net.Roll up tightly; tie ends with string. Place logs on broiler pan with a rack and bake in a 225 degree oven for 4 hours.

Remove from oven and take off netting. Pat well with paper towels to absorb excess fat. Cool slightly, then wrap in foil and refrigerate or freeze. Makes about 3 pounds.

The salami keeps in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or can be frozen.

A few tips I learned after making these -
  1. To wind up with less lumpy looking salami, roll the logs wrapped in plastic wrap, then remove the plastic and wrap in netting.
  2. Turn the salami over half-way through baking so it will brown evenly.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


  1. How wonderful to make your own salami - and you do make it sound easy too!

  2. Yummy, looks delicious... thank you for hosting.

  3. ...the translation button is on the main site, on the right side. Thank you for your nice comment.

  4. It looks very tasty !

  5. I'll just add this to my list of things I shouldn't even look at, a sorrowful yum from me.

  6. I bet homemade is so much better than store bought!!

  7. This makes me want to try out your recipe. Looks so like the Chinese sausages. Happy Tuesday!

  8. That's actually a good idea, because then you'll know what's in your salami. I'm sure it's tasty too! Thanks for hosting!

  9. Wow, that really IS easy. And it looks and sounds delicious! :)

    Happy Wednesday to you, my friend, and thanks for hosting.

  10. looks like it's a good home-made salami indeed. We can try it at home for sure..

  11. Thank you for hosting! :)
    My best regards from Romania!

  12. Looks so very yummy. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

  13. I didn't know it was that easy either, thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  14. thanks for sharing the recipe. I love salami but haven't had it lately due to the salt. Sighs a lot of my favorite foods have a lot of salt like potato chips which go great with salami

  15. WOW! That is cool that you made your own Salami! Is it more like summer sausage? Hope everyone enjoyed it! Yummy!

    1. It tastes like salami but I made it with very lean ground beef, so it doesn't have that marbled look you get with commercially made salami. I suspect the fat content of the store-bought salami is significantly higher.

  16. Your sausages look delicious!

  17. Wow! I never thought about making my own.

    Thanks for joining 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World


Thank you for your visit. I apologize for comment verification, but have found it the most reliable way to prevent spammers from posting content on this site. But I do read every comment and value both your visit and your thoughts.

Please stop by every Tuesday and share your favorite photos! The link stays open all week.