LIVER SAUSAGE & BRAUNSCHWEIGER

These are cured sausages traditionally made from pork liver and pork hearts. Braunschweiger is smoked after cooking, hence the "braun" in the name. They are best stuffed into beef middles as fibrous casings do not shrink with the sausage.


This particular recipe is a modified version of the previous and has much better flavor and texture. The main difference is the addition of chicken liver and beef liver. The amounts of the various meats are not critical and just represent the amounts I ended up with and weighed on a gram scale. You can divide by 450 to get pounds.





LIVER SAUSAGE RECIPE

Amount.... .Ingredients .... 5 lbs meat

728 gr........... Pork livers
610 gr........... Chicken livers
584 gr........... Pork Hearts
208 gr........... Beef liver
100 gr........... PorkBelly trims (mostly fat)
100 gr........... Salt Pork (fatty bacon will do)

2.5 ......TBS............Salt
1..........TBS............Onion Powder
1...........TBS...........Dextrose
2........... tsp..............Pepper
1........... tsp..............Prague #1
1/2.........tsp............Coriander
1/2.........tsp............Nutmeg
1/2.........tsp............Ground Mustard Seed
1/4..........tsp........... Sage
1/4......... tsp.......... Marjoram
1/4.......... tsp.......... Ginger

Instructions:

Cook liver in simmering water for 10 minutes then chill before grinding.

Grind all meat through 3/16 plate. Chill in freezer for 30 min.

Chop in blender or food processor. This sounds a lot easier than it is as you can only do about half a cup at a time. Commercial sausage kitchens use a machine called a chopper but we have to make due with what we have. The idea is to produce what is known as an emulsion. This process is also required for hot dogs, balogna and other sausages where a homogenous texture is required.

Stuff in beef middles.

Place the sausage in a 165F water for about one hour to internal temp of 152F.

Chill in cold water.

Liver Sausage: Store in fridge for about a day before eating. Keeps for several weeks in fridge.

Braunschweiger: Dry in smoker at 100F, then smoke for 5 hrs at 120F

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