Follow these guidelines when making this sausage.
  1. Clean and Sanitize all of your equipment.
  2. Keep your meat and grinder parts super cold (below 34F)
  3. Any liquid that is added to the mince needs to be ice cold
  4. Mix your very chilled meat till the mince becomes very tacky
  5. Stuff the mince into sausage casings and prick out any air pockets
  6. Refrigerate Overnight
  7. The next day dry the sausage out for 1 hour. Begin to apply smoke at 125F for 1 hour. Increase the temp to 157F till the internal temperature of the sausage reaches 150F (20-30 minutes)
  8. After they finish cooking you can either:
    1. Refrigerate and eat
    2. Place them in a drying chamber (55f or 13C with a 80% humidity) so that they can dry for 5-7 days
  9. Enjoy

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This recipe is from Kabanosy (meatsandsausages.com)

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5 from 4 votes


The Original Meat Stick
Prep Time1 d 30 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
How much do you want to make? 1000 grams



  • Cut the meat/fat into small cubes and place in the freezer for an hour or until the temp reaches 32f – 34F.
  • Prepare all of your seasonings. Clean and rehydrate your casings
  • Grind your very chilled meat and fat on a fine plate (4.5mm)
  • Add all of the seasonings and the water to your mince meat then mix till it becomes very tacky. If you grab a small handful it will stick to your hand if you hold your hand upside down.
  • Stuff your mince meat into the casings, link into 12 inch sticks, and prick out any air pockets.
  • Let the sausages rest in your refrigerator overnight to allow the cure to work.

Smoking Schedule

  • The next morning, start by drying your sausage out and bringing them to room temp before smoking. I set my smoker to 100F (37c) with the door slightly open for 1 hour. This will dry out the sausage and get it ready for smoking
    Next raise the temperature to 125F (51c) for 1 hour and apply smoke.
    Raise the temperature to 175F (79c) till the internal temp of the sausage reaches 150F(65.5c)
  • Once cooked remove from the smoker, cool down in ice water, and enjoy. Keep in the refrigerator for storage

Optional Drying Stage

  • After the kabanosy has finished cooking place the cooled sausages in a drying chamber 55f (13c) with 80% humidity for 5-7 days. After a week of drying these meat sticks can now be stored at room temperature. If any mold accumulates on the meat sticks during the drying period simply wipe down with Vinegar.

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9 thoughts on “Kabanosy

  1. Andy

    Enjoying all your videos especially the current series for October.

    Would you consider doing a short video on the products you use, i.e. casings, starter cultures, seasonings and their self life. I would like to try many of your recipes and processes but don’t want to get ahead of my self and waste much of the ingredients, etc.

    Also out of curiosity, when you add new product to the curing chamber how does the new “green” project affect the moisture in the chamber?

    Thank you for the excellent work.


    1. Eric

      Thank you. I’ll see about putting something together. When green product is added to the chamber (depending on how much) the humidity will rise a little bit. If you have a dehumidifier in the chamber though it will keep it in check..

  2. Steven Johnson
    Steven Johnson

    Is it possible to do the drying stage and refrigerator with wraps? I live in an apartment and don’t have any place where I can achieve the temperature and humidity required.

    Also could you do a video or a series on how to create shelf stable sausages like snack sticks, landjeager and things like that?

    1. Eric

      Yes. you could dry these in the refrigerator with the wraps. I’ll see if I can whip up some new videos on shelf stable sausages

  3. Stan Plona
    Stan Plona

    Thanks for all of your awesome recipes. Kabonosy was one of my favorites growing up,Definitely will be trying that one as well as many more.

  4. Jayson

    5 stars
    Hello, I’m new to your website and I am really enjoying all of your content. I plan on making this recipe and one of your snack stick recipes. with the snack sticks could I do the same drying after the smoking process to make them shelf stable also?

    1. Eric

      sure, I don’t see why not.

  5. Rickey Lynn
    Rickey Lynn

    5 stars
    I had thought that Kabanos had garlic in it. Would I be wrong to add some to your recipe, and if so,how much would you recommend.

    1. Eric

      Garlic would be a tasty addition

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