Serbian Sausage (Kiełbasa serbska parzona)

A Polish version of Serbian sausage.

Beef400 g0.88 lb
Pork back fat600 g1.32 lb
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of meat
Salt18 g3 tsp
Cure #11.5 g1/4 tsp
Pepper2.0 g1 tsp
Paprika2.0 g1 tsp
  1. Cut back fat into 1/2” (15 x 15 mm) strips. Rub salt into the strips all around and place them in refrigerator for 12 days. Salt for salting back fat, as needed, about 28 g (1 oz, 5 tsp)
  2. Wash briefly salted fat strips and dry with paper towel. Dice the fat strips into 1/2” (12 x 12 mm) cubes.
  3. Grind beef through 1/8” (3 mm plate) adding salt and cure #1.
  4. Mix (knead) ground beef with spices until sticky. Mix back fat cubes with paprika. Mix everything together.
  5. Stuff firmly into beef rounds or 36-40 mm hog casings. Make rings, tie the ends together.
  6. Hang for 12 hours in refrigerator OR for 2 hours at room temperature.
  7. Apply warm smoke at (<60° C/140° F) for 3 hours until casings develop yellow color with red spots.
  8. Cook in water at 72-75° C (160-167° F) for about 45 minutes or until sausages reach 68-70° C (154-158° F) internal temperature.
  9. Cool for 15 minutes in cold water. Dry briefly and refrigerate.

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