Saturday, September 24, 2011


This is a recipe my late aunt gave me 40 to 50 years ago. I have made it many times over the years and it is always a big hit. It is great for parties, snacks, gift-giving, lunch boxes, etc.

5 lbs lean ground beef
2 1/2 tsp garlic salt
5 tsp Morton's quck tender cure
2 1/2 tsp mustard seed
2 1/2 tsp hickory smoke salt
4 tsp coarse black pepper
1 tsp whole peppercorns

Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl, mixing well. Place mixture in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Mix for the next three evenings right before bedtime. On 5th evening, mix again and then divide into 4 equal parts. Roll each part into log. Place logs on broiler pan in oven and bake overnight (8 hours) at 150 degrees. Remove from oven, cool, wrap in foil and refrigerate. Best if allowed to be refrigerated for 24 hours. Slice and serve.

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