Tuesday 27 November 2012

Home-made Sandwich Meat

Being French and Canadian means Joe has a deep abiding love for what he calls "cold cuts". As you see from my link they also contain ickiness in the form of nitrates, animals fats and too much salt so I have been wanting to make something at home to satisfy his taste buds and my conscience.

Becci recently made some devon at home following Gooseberry Jam's recipe but I was put off by having to cook it for 90 minutes. Her blog post is interesting as she talks about the different names this product has in different states.
I made this haslet recently but left too much milk in the bread so the texture was rather soft. What I did learn and like was that by processing the ingredients I got the texture I was after, rather like sausage meat.
Yesterday Joe picked up a pack of sausage meat at Spud Shed, he wanted to use some for patties for his breakfast...it was really hard to read the label and then it was really hard to believe it contained 76% total fats! That went back!

So to cut a long story short I came up with this and am very pleased. It probably cost about $10 per kilo to make but we know what's in it and I'll make it again for sure.

 You'll need...
500 minced pork(or your choice of meat)
1/2 cup of chopped bacon
1/2 cup mixed vegies(I used frozen peas/corn/capsicum)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 egg
pinch of nutmeg
plenty of pepper
pinch of salt
1 T apple juice...any juice will do I bet!
1/2 a small onion, chopped
3 chopped cloves of garlic
2 T chopped red capsicum.

Gently fry the onion, capsicum and garlic in a little oil until soft but not brown
Process everything together in the food processor, you want a thick, paste-like consistency
Scrape into a greased loaf pan, cover with foil and bake at 180C for about 45 mins.
Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes
I baked some potatoes alongside it and we ate the loaf hot last night with vegetables
Now that it is cold it is easy to slice and makes a delicious sandwich...here's my lunch, I added a little mild mustard and it was very good.

This post is late today as we had no internet access until about 10.30am when Joe finally re-set everything. It drives me nuts not being able to do that myself.

Hope you're having a good start to your week,
Love from Sue


  1. You can reset everything Sue! What you need to do is shutdown the computers, pull the power cord from the modem and leave everything for a minute or two. Then put the power cord back in the modem and restart the computers.

    1. I did all those things several times, Rose. In the end Joe had to phone iprimus and have them talk him through reinstalling the code words etc. Drives me nutser than usual!!!

  2. Sue, I love this recipe! I have so many recipes now on my to do list...am wondering when I can fit them all in!