Good Substitute for Pickle Meat?
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Good Substitute for Pickle Meat?
Posted by nikki6 on 2/6 at 11:47 am
I'm living in Dallas now and wanting to make a big pot of red beans. I usually add sausage and pickle meat, along with the trinity. Here in Dallas, pickle meat is impossible to find. I've tried using salt pork b/c I see it in the grocery, but it was way too salty. Also it was very fatty. If I can't find pickle meat, which it looks like I can't, what is a good substitute or should I just stick with sausage alone?


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Posted by Y.A. Tittle on 2/6 at 11:48 am to nikki6
Ham?


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Posted by AreJay on 2/6 at 11:51 am to nikki6
make that stuff! google for recipes. If you cut it into chunks first, you can sit in in your pickling liquid for a few days and it'll be ready to go


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Posted by Tigerpaw123 on 2/6 at 12:01 pm to nikki6
I would just use smoked sausage, but you could also add in some smoked Boston butt


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Posted by kingbob on 2/6 at 12:05 pm to Tigerpaw123
Richard's crazy cajun sausage


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Posted by hobotiger on 2/6 at 12:45 pm to nikki6
Don't use salt pork, I used it once and it made my beans inedible


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Posted by CITWTT on 2/6 at 12:54 pm to nikki6
Pancetta


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Posted by nikki6 on 2/6 at 1:22 pm to CITWTT
Yes, the salt pork made them horrible.

Will experiment with the other suggestions. I'd just use sausage, but the pickle meat gave the beans more flavor I think. Pancetta sounds like a good idea.

Also, will be cooking my beans in beer. I know it sounds weird, but my cousin cooked the absolute best red beans I've ever tasted, on New Year's Eve and when asking him what he put in them he said the usual, but then said he cooked them in beer. I thought he was kidding, but he wasn't. I tried it out with some Michelob Ultra that was in my fridge and even with that shitty beer, they came out wonderful. I'm not sure why beer would make red beans taste amazing, but it sure does.



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Posted by Lloyd Christmas on 2/6 at 1:28 pm to nikki6
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Good Substitute for Pickle Meat?


maybe those pickled hot sausages in the convenience stores?



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Posted by Y.A. Tittle on 2/6 at 1:36 pm to nikki6
I don't cook them completely in beer, but I always add some to the pot. Usually about 6-12 oz, depending on how much I'm cooking.


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Posted by dpd901 on 2/6 at 1:43 pm to nikki6
The secret to Salt Pork is to boil it for 30-45 minutes in a seperate pot of water. It takes out the excess salt. All I use in my white beans and I'd take the Pepsi Challenge with anyone.


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Posted by hungryone on 2/6 at 2:16 pm to dpd901
Have you been to an, ahem, "ghetto" supermarket in Dallas? You need to find a supermarket catering to an African American lower to middle class clientele, and you will find pickled pork. Alternatively, find a Winn Dixie and ask them to order some for you. Local WDs carry 3-5 brands of pickled pork, vacuum sealed. I'm sure a Dallas WD can order a case and sell you a single package.


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Posted by OTIS2 on 2/6 at 2:21 pm to hungryone
God have mercy. This damn far into this theard and no one has said smoked ham hocks? Really? And pancetta...paying for pancetta to go in a pot of frickin beans? Am I the only one who freezes leftover ham just for this reason?


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Posted by Mung on 2/6 at 2:27 pm to OTIS2
smoked ham hocks are great. Or got to one of those honey ham stores that makes sandwiches and buy a hambone. There is usually enough meat on there for a pound of red beans.


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Posted by nikki6 on 2/6 at 3:03 pm to Mung
They don't have an Winn Dixies in Dallas. We have Albertsons, Kroger, Tom Thumb, Whole Foods, Central Market and Fiesta. I don't even know where a "ghetto" supermarket is around here. I've seen many Asian markets and Latin/Mexican type grocery stores around though.
Ham hocks is a great idea too. In case ya'll can't tell, I'm not the greatest cook. I learned how to make red beans one way and have to stuck to that way, except now I don't live in Nola.

Thanks for all of the suggestions!



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Posted by Stadium Rat on 2/6 at 5:17 pm to nikki6
Alton Brown has a recipe for it. It was on the "Red Beans and Rice" show for people like you who can't buy it locally.


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Posted by tewino on 2/6 at 7:56 pm to hungryone
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Have you been to an, ahem, "ghetto" supermarket in Dallas? You need to find a supermarket catering to an African American lower to middle class clientele


Do you have a Piggly Wiggly in Dallas?



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Posted by nikki6 on 2/6 at 10:05 pm to tewino
I haven't seen one, but maybe I need to go to the hood. I'm not even sure where that is here.


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Posted by LEASTBAY on 2/7 at 12:10 am to nikki6
Ham hocks or smoked turkey necks


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