Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600623
21 lb. lean meat 4 lb. beef fat 6 cups water 5 1/4 cups dried milk 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup + 2 tablespoons salt 1/2 cup mustard seed 6 tablespoons pepper 2 1/2 tablespoons liquid smoke 2 tablespoons cure 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sodium erythorbate
Grind meat and fat through a 1/2-inch plate. Mix in all ingredients after dissolving liquid smoke, cure and sodium erythorbate in the 3 lb. of water. Stuff in artificial or natural casings. Cook in the smokehouse at 185 degrees Fahrenheit until an internal temperature of 152 degrees Fahrenheit is reached. Cool in water to 90 degrees Fahrenheit and allow to hang at room temperature for about 1 hour before refrigeration.