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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.
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22 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. It looks very tasty !
    Greetings

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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    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.

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  16. Your sausages look delicious!

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

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

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