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Homemade Beef Summer Sausage on wooden board with marble jack cheese and whole grain crackers

Homemade Beef Summer Sausage

  • Author: Glenda Embree
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 lbs 1x


Beefy, salty and smoky snacking goodness.  It has a peppery bite which you control by how much pepper you add.  Perfect on charcuterie boards or meat and cheese platters.  A great appetizer or snack that is so simple.  Everyone will want your recipe.


  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 Tablespoons Morton Tender Quick Salt (  or curing salt of your choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard seed
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons coarse ground pepper (to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar


  1. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  2. Use your hands to thoroughly combine the ingredients and make sure they are evenly distributed.
  3. Divide the mixture in half and roll each half into a log 6 or 7 inches long.
  4. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and refrigerate them for 24 hours to let the curing salt do its magic.
  5. Unwrap the logs and place them on a rimmed baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 2 hours at 275°.
  7. Cool and then refrigerate.
  8. Slice and serve as desired.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Category: Appetizer, Snack, Beef
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American