Monday, December 3, 2012

Can I use a Weston Meat Cuber to make sausage?

Eliden asked via Youtube:
Can the Weston Meat Cuber make meat cubes? I want to make chunky meat sausages.


The Weston Cuber that I used in the video you are referring to is designed to break down the muscle fibers and tenderize the meat. However, with that being said you can put the meat several times through the Cuber crossing the direction each time until the meat simply falls apart or can be pulled apart very easily by hand. I would then mix this "chunky" meat with some ground product, season and stuff the product and try that.

If you try to make sausage out of nothing but chunks of lean meat the product will never hold together during the cooking process. It will fall apart similar to a cheap ground up Philly cheese steak product. The ground product will hold the chunky meat in place during cooking and get you the product you may be looking for.

I would also recommend our Advanced Sausage Processing DVD which digs deep into the exact process you are asking about. It talks specifically about how proteins bind muscles together and how the various particle sizes give you different textures in the final product.

Great question! I enjoy working with various grinding techniques. Check out the DVD, I think by your question you would really enjoy its content!

Good luck this season!

"The Meat Man"
Brad Lockwood

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