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“Make It Yourself” Salami

Yields32 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time4 hrsTotal Time4 hrs 15 mins

This is a very lean sausage that pairs nicely with cheese, pasta, and any one of the thousands of fabulous mustards available around the world.


 5 lbs ground beef or bison
 ¼ cup curing salt
 5 Tbsp dry red wine
 1 Tbsp liquid smoke
 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
 2 Tbsp chili powder
 2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
 1 ¼ tsp cumin
 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
 ½ cup yellow mustard seed

In a large bowl with your hands, mix and blend thoroughly beef or bison, curing salt, wine, liquid smoke, garlic, chili powder, pepper flakes, cumin, sugar and mustard seed.


Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 24-48 hours to allow seasonings to blend with meat.


Remove mixture from refrigerator and divide into 4 equal portions.


Roll each portion into a log that measures about 2 1/2 inches in diameter by 6 inches in length (63 mm x 152 mm).


Place logs on a rack and bake at 225° F (105° C) for 4 hours. Cool completely, then dry with paper towels.


When ready to serve, slice thinly.


These salami logs can be frozen until ready for use. Thaw in refrigerator, then slice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 77.55 grams

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 148.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.56g15%

Saturated Fat 3.79g19%
Trans Fat 0.53g
Cholesterol 43.6mg15%
Sodium 934mg39%
Total Carbohydrate 1.35g1%

Dietary Fiber 0.26g2%
Sugars 0.84g
Protein 4.1g9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.