Homemade Pepperoni Recipe – How to Make Homemade Pepperoni

How many times have you wished there was a better option than the pepperoni down at the local grocery store? Tired of the lousy pepperoni on that store bought pizza? Are the crackers of a better quality than the pepperoni on your snack platter? Well you’re in luck, with this homemade pepperoni recipe you can make your own quality homemade pepperoni with ease.

In this recipe for homemade pepperoni you will have the option of making the pepperoni in one of two ways.

The first option is the traditional way to make homemade pepperoni. To make your homemade pepperoni in this fashion, follow the recipe below (except for the liquid smoke) and then stuff into hog casings. After you stuff the homemade pepperoni you will need to smoke and dry the pepperoni in your smoker.

The next way to make thishomemade pepperoni is the quick and easy recipe. In this method all you need to do is follow the recipe below, and then let the mixture rest in your fridge for 48-72 hours. After that you can form the homemade pepperoni into logs and bake in the oven at 200* for 8 hours. 

Homemade Pepperoni Recipe

5 lb Fresh Ground Beef

3 tsp Liquid Smoke (Leave out if you’re going to smoke your pepperoni)

5 tsp Ground Black Pepper

5 tsp Mustard Seed

4 tsp Crushed Fennel

3 tsp Crushed Red Pepper

3 tsp Garlic Powder

2 tsp Paprika

2 tsp Sugar

5 tsp Morton’s Tender Quick

Combine all of the dry ingredients in a small bowl. Grind 5 pounds of fresh beef from chuck or round, or use 5 pounds of fresh ground beef from the store. Mix togetherthe beef and the dry ingredients and place the homemade pepperoni mixture in the fridge for 48-72 hours. After it has been in the fridge follow one of the methods above for making your homemade pepperoni.

 

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