Grandmas Summer Sausage

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My Grandmas summer sausage is SO good. You'll never want to buy the expensive gift sausage in the store again. Here's how to make it. (note: in the pictures you see, we always double this recipe! We like to make a lot and freeze it, then pull out as needed!)


  • 2 pounds hamburger
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. Morton's Tender-Quick
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. mustard seed
  • coarse ground black pepper (optional)


Mix all ingredients; knead. If you have a KitchenAid it

works great for this. Make into 3 rolls, about 10-12 inches

long. If desired, roll in coarsely ground black pepper (pepper

a piece of foil and press meat roll into the pepper, rolling

around.) Tightly wrap in Saran Wrap. Refrigerate 24 hours;

unwrap. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, then at 300 for 1 1/2

hours. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate. These also freeze

well and are great for holiday gift giving.

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