Beef Summer Sausage

2 lbs grass-fed beef
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp raw sugar
2 tsp dijon mustard
3 tsp mesquite liquid smoke
8 cloves fresh garlic, smashed in garlic press
2 green chilis diced (w/ or w/o seeds depending on your spice pref.)
1. In a large bowl combine everything but the liquid smoke and mix well. Pour the liquid smoke over the mixture but don’t mix in. Cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 160 degrees F.
3.Mix the beef mixture well. Roll into 1.5″ thick logs (your preference on length) and bake on a rack in a pan to help drain grease during cooking.
4. Bake at 160 degrees for 4 hours. Remove from oven and enjoy! Tasty hot when fresh, or cold when chilled for a snack!
Thanks for your awesome meat – it is fun to cook with!
Eleanor Schnose

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