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Sandy's Summer Sausage Recipe
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Sandy's Summer Sausage

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"This is so easy with amazing results. A mildly spiced summer sausage made with mustard seed and black pepper. It's great for snacks with chunks of cheese on the side."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    1 day 2 hrs 15 mins


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, mustard seed, garlic powder, liquid smoke, curing salt, and pepper using your hands. Form into two equal logs, and wrap each one in aluminum foil with the shiny side facing the meat. Refrigerate for 24 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Poke small holes through the aluminum foil in the bottom of the meat rolls using a toothpick. Place on a broiler rack and fill the broiler pan with 1/2 inch of water.
  3. Bake for 90 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool slightly, then refrigerate for 12 hours before unwrapping and serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 05, 2005

This beats store-bought summer sausages hands down. I highly recommend using extra lean ground chunk (great flavor) to avoid all the grease and fat. I cracked the mustard seeds before adding them, but otherwise didn't change a thing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 10, 2010

Honestly, I was so excited to make this. I followed the recipe to a T, and was so disappointed with the outcome. Personally, I don't think it tastes nearly as good as store bought. It was definitely missing something. Maybe regular salt as well?


20 Ratings

Dec 01, 2004

This recipe is awesome and the flavor is incredible, Way better than any Hickory Farms summer sausage. A family favorite during the holidays. Thank you so much

May 11, 2009

I love this recipe. I have made it 15+ times. First time I made it exactly as written. Five stars as written. My family likes there sausage slightly hot so next time I added jalapenos chopped. I have also added chunks of cheese. Very good recipe without the hassle of a smoke house.

Jan 21, 2006

Outstanding! I had high hopes after reading the reviews and it didnt let me down a inch.

Nov 06, 2009

This recipe is absolutely AWESOME!! My husband is a hunter and unfortunately I'm not fond of anything that has a hint of "gamey" flavor. I'm always looking for a new way to disguise deer meat but I've found that with many recipes I still can't "fool" myself. Not so with this one! The only substitution I made was deer meat for the ground. It came out perfect and I agree with other reviews, it has WAY more flavor than the store bought. This will go in my permanent recipe collection. Definitely a keeper! We can't wait to see what happens when we add jalapenos and cheese!

Dec 26, 2006

This summer sausage is great!!! I think next time I'll make a double went way too fast!!!

Dec 20, 2006

This is a wonderful recipe I keep it made and in the freezer all the time.


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  • Calories
  • 136 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 896 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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