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Summer Sausage

12 cup water
2 tablespoons meat curing salt
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
12 teaspoon onion powder
2 lbs lean ground beef
4 -6 tablespoons cracked black pepper
12 teaspoon celery seed
14 teaspoon garlic powder
14 teaspoon nutmeg
ground cloves
black pepper


In large bowl, combine water, ground beef, curing salt, liquid smoke, onion powder, celery seed.garlic powder, nutmeg, cloves and black pepper.Mix well. Divide mixture int half.place half on 18x10" piece of heavy foil. Shape into an 9" log, roll in cracker pepper if desired. Repeat with other log.wrap in foil and chill overnight. Poke holes in foil and place on rack in shallow baking pan. Bake in 350* for 1 1/4 hours. Cool slightly -- rewrap rolls and store in refrigerator.

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