Loin Sausage (Kiełbasa polędwicowa pieczona)

Polish smoked and baked sausage with visible chunks of meat held together by emulsified beef.

Pork loin900 g1.98 lb
Beef, lean100 g0.22 lb
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of meat
Salt18 g3 tsp
Cure #12.5 g1/2 tsp
Pepper2.0 g1 tsp
Nutmeg0.3 g1/5 tsp
  1. Remove from loin any connective tissue and silver screen. Cut loin into 1.5” (4 x 4 cm) cubes. Mix with 90% of salt and cure #1. Cut beef into 5 cm (2”) pieces and mix with remaining 10% of salt and cure #1. Pack tightly in separate containers, cover with cloth and hold for 3 days in refrigerator.
  2. Grind beef through 1/8” (3 mm) plate.
  3. Using food processor emulsify beef adding 25-30% (30 ml, 1 oz fl) cold water and spices.
  4. Mix (knead) loin cubes until sticky. Add emulsified beef and mix everything together.
  5. Stuff firmly into 55-65 mm beef middles or synthetic fibrous casings making 35-45 cm (14-18”). Make a hanging loop.
  6. Hang for 2 hours at room temperature or for 1 hour in a preheated to 43° C (110° F) smokehouse.
  7. Apply hot smoke at 55-60° C (130-140° F) for 60-80 minutes, increase temperature to 80-90° C (176-194° F) and bake for 2.5-3 hours. Total time of smoking and baking 3-4 hours, until sausages reach 68-70° C (154-158° F) internal temperature.
  8. Cool in air.
  9. Keep refrigerated.

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