Beef Summer Sausage is really easy to make and once you try it you'll never want to buy it from the store again! You don't need any special equipment to make it. It's a perfect healthy party appetizer, snack, or lunch. It's also gluten free, keto, sugar free, and no carb.
Mix 4 pounds of ground beef with Quick Curing Salt. Cover and refrigerate overnight. If you don’t have one, set a cooling rack in a baking sheet.
Add garlic salt, cracked black pepper, and liquid smoke. Mix together until combined.
Divide the meat mixture into four equal parts. Shape meat into four sticks, or logs.
Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil for easier cleanup. Set sausages on a roasting pan with a wire rack.
Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Bake sausage for 4 hours.
Remove from the oven and cool. Refrigerate summer sausage for up to three weeks, or freeze for up to three months.
Slice and serve with sliced cheese and crackers.
Note: I like to use heaping amounts of garlic salt and pepper. You may also add mustard seeds, paprika, or taco seasoning instead if you'd like.Note: Table salt was used to calculate Nutritional Facts.Note: Summer Sausage may be cooked on a smoker. It needs to cook at 225 degrees for 3 1/2 hours.