The spicy summer sausage recipe from Food.com is an easy way to make this zesty meat snack. The recipe yields four rolls that are 6 inches long and make good gifts.
In a large bowl, combine 3 pounds of ground beef, 1 cup of cold water, 2 tablespoons of Morton's Tender Quick Salt, 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke and 1 tablespoon of garlic juice. Season the mixture with 1 tablespoon of onion powder, 1 tablespoon of mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes and a teaspoon of your favorite Cajun seasoning or sauce. Top it with a teaspoon of black pepper, and blend the mix thoroughly before dividing it into four equal parts.
Roll each part into a roll and wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the rolls for at least 24 hours. Unwrap the rolls, and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow the rolls to cool, and then wrap them in tinfoil and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
You can experiment with this recipe and increase the spices to suit your tastes or add additional ingredients. Possible options include jalapeño peppers and shredded cheddar cheese.