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Old 04-08-2012, 01:29 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a recipe/instructions for making slim jims or other beef jerky sticks? thanks

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Old 04-09-2012, 04:20 AM   #2
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Found this on the googles...NYT

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The Original Slim Jim

Ingredients
1 lamb intestine casing (4 feet long)
2 1/2 pounds top round chuck, cubed
1 pound beef fat, cubed
3 tablespoons paprika
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
1 teaspoon No. 1 curing salt
4 tablespoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
1/3 cup lactic-acid starter culture


Preparation
1.Rinse salt off the sausage casing. Soak in ice water for at least 1 hour.

2.Combine meat and fat. Run the mixture through a meat grinder into a large bowl, using the finest setting. Add all ingredients, along with one cup of ice water. Knead vigorously until mixture is the consistency of bread dough (about 8 minutes).

3.Rinse casing one last time. Choose the narrowest gauge tube of your sausage press. Splash the tube with ice water, then pull the casing over it. Transfer the mixture, about two fistfuls at a time, to the sausage press and then pump the meat into the casing, splashing more water on the tubing as needed to stop the casing from tearing.

4.Preheat an electric smoker to 100 degrees. Hang sausage in the smoker for 22 hours. Temperature should never dip below 90 degrees or go above 110 degrees. After 22 hours, raise the temperature to 150 degrees and cook until the internal temperature reaches 150 to 155 degrees (about 30 minutes).

5.Remove from smoker and let cool at about 50 degrees in a dry place for 4 hours. Cut sausage into 4-inch lengths.

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Old 04-10-2012, 01:35 PM   #3
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I tell ya, Puparoni sticks that I give to my dog look and smell so close to Slim Jims that I have almost taken a sample myself...

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Old 04-11-2012, 03:27 PM   #4
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This is my go-to stick seasoning using venison and beef fat and using a pre-blend from Frisco Seasonings.
I prefer their flavor to the Slim Jim sticks.

http://www.friscospices.com/p-43-pep...ng-no-msg.aspx
http://www.friscospices.com/popup.as...t/large/43.jpg

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Old 04-12-2012, 06:44 PM   #5
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I tell ya, Puparoni sticks that I give to my dog look and smell so close to Slim Jims that I have almost taken a sample myself...
I dare ya
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #6
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I've eaten some things that would make a goat say "no thanks Im good" but the idea of eating a puparoni stick just made my stomach churn. Congrats, you have grossed out the the ungrossoutable. Ha!

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Old 04-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #7
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there are some bad ass recipes at the bradley smoker forum.. just google it its the first one.. pretty sure i've seen slim jim recipes.. but slim jims.. really? lol to each there own but i think you will find much more attractive recipes there
god i love my bradley!!!!!

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Old 04-13-2012, 12:35 AM   #8
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not specifically slim jims, any beer jerkey type stick

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Old 04-14-2012, 05:42 AM   #9
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There's a buncha threads on smokingmeatforums.

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