Tambov

Tambov is a great highly nutritional sausage made of pork, beef, pork bellies and basic spices like pepper and nutmeg.

MeatsMetricUS
beef400 g0.88 lb.
pork200 g0.44 lb.
pork bellies (bacon)400 g0.88 lb.
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of meat
salt18 g3 tsp.
Cure #12.5 g½ tsp.
pepper2.0 g1 tsp.
sugar2.0 g½ tsp.
nutmeg1.0 g½ tsp.
cold water100 ml⅜ cup
Instructions
  1. Grind meats with 3/8” (10 mm) plate. Grind bacon through ⅛ “ (3 mm) plate.
  2. Mix all ingredients with meat adding water. Mix until all water is absorbed by the mixture.
  3. Stuff into hog casings 32-36 mm and form 12” (30 cm) long links.
  4. Hang at room temperature for 60 minutes.
  5. Apply hot smoke for 110-130 min.
  6. In the last stage of smoking the sausage is baked at 75-90º C (167-194º F) until internal meat temperature is 68-70º C (154-158º F).
  7. Shower with cold water for about 5 min, then lower sausage temperature to below 12º C (53º F).
  8. Store in refrigerator.

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