Following is the best homemade ring bologna recipe from scratch. I have also included my homemade pork sausage recipe below.
This ground venison recipe makes 2 lbs of ringed bologna. You can use your own pork sausage or Jimmy Dean ground pork sausage in bags. Leave out the Liquid Smoke and make it with maple breakfast bulk sausage for a sweet taste.
You may also use beef hamburger instead of the ground venison.
VENISON RINGED BOLOGNA RECIPE
1 lb ground venison
1 lb ground homemade pork sausage
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp homemade garlic powder
1/2 tsp homemade onion powder
2 TBS homemade Tender Quick
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cayenne red pepper (optional), or to taste
1/2 tsp Liquid Smoke
1 cup water
Mix all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Cover with the water and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours. It may look brown but that's okay.
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Place a wire rack inside a cookie sheet so the fat drips away from the meat.
Form meat into two logs and bake for 60 to 70 minutes; do not cover. Remove from oven and cool.
Instead of forming the meat into round logs, just fill sausage casings and bake as directed.
Use this sausage in the ring bologna recipe for outstanding flavor.
HOMEMADE PORK SAUSAGE FROM SCRATCH
4 lb lean pork
2 lb pork fat (from the butcher)
3-1/2 tsp salt
6 tsp sage
3 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1-1/2 tsp white sugar
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2/3 cup cold water
1/4 cup homemade hot sauce (or to taste)
Thoroughly chill meat and fat. Using a 1/2 inch cutting blade, run the pork and pork fat separately through the meat grinder and chill again.
Combine all seasonings. Mix the seasonings into the chilled meat and then put through the grinder with a 1/8 inch cutting plate. Mix meat and fat in a bowl and add just enough water to make a soft "dough." Stuff into casings and take care to avoid air bubbles.
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