Keeping a Family Tradition in the Family

Susan (Carano) Cole and Carol Carano Youngblood making sausage together. Wouldn’t Dad be pleased!
Photos: Susan and Carol.
#2 Russ and Carol Carano Youngblood helping to prepare the Lonzino for dry cure.
#3 and 4  Russ helping with the sausage making and packaging.
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Guanciale and Filetto at Cheese and Crackers

Find our Salumi, Guanciale and Filetto at Cheese & Crackers in Champaign.

 

Local Farm Food (Sausage) at Babie’s and Brunch!

Join Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery every Saturday in April for a perennial favorite, “Babies & Brunch”! Next one is Saturday April 13th.

Come out to the farm and visit with the new baby goats, see the emerging signs of spring, buy local farm products, and enjoy a locally-sourced delicious morning brunch! This free, family-friendly event goes from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

In addition, we will offer a brunch menu featuring Chef Raquel Aikman Ritz of Feast Catering. Chef Raquel will create 4 unique menus for each of the Saturdays in the month of April using fresh, spring ingredients from local farms including Blue Moon Farm, Bane Family Farm, The Mill at Janie’s Farm and Piemonte Sausage

Each menu is still being finalized, but you can expect similar delicious dishes to those of last year! Favorites like Blueberry French Toast Casserole or Goat Cheese Biscuits & Creamy Piemonte Sausage Gravy or Moonglo Spring Veggie Quiche with Blue Moon Farm Greens will be selected with a variety of both sweet and savory dishes to make each Saturday unique. A beverage menu featuring coffee, PFFC’s famous Goat Milk Hot Chocolate, Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and a selection of beer and wine will be available.

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Restaurant and Retail … Calling all Chefs

Restaurant and Retail

Notable chefs are currently incorporating our sausage and salumi into their menus.

– If you are a retailer or chef contact us to see how you can incorporate Piemonte Sausage and Salumi into your offerings.

– Have a unique sausage or salumi requirement? We produce private label sausages using customers’ recipes or can develop a recipe for you.

https://www.piemontesausage.com/contact-us/

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Serious Eats’ Salumi 101

https://www.seriouseats.com/2016/03/salumi-guide-italian-cured-meats-salami-prosciutto.html

Black Bean and Piemonte Mexicano Chorizo Chili

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Ingredients
⦁ 1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
⦁ Cooking spray
⦁ 2 1/2 cups chopped onion, divided
⦁ 1 1/2 cups chopped green bell pepper
⦁ 1 1/2 cups chopped red bell pepper
⦁ 5 garlic cloves, minced
⦁ 8 oz. Piemonte Chorizo Mexicano Sausage
⦁ 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
⦁ 1 tablespoon ground cumin
⦁ 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
⦁ 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
⦁ 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
⦁ 3 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained
⦁ 3 (14-ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, undrained and chopped
⦁ 1 (8 1/2-ounce) can no-salt-added whole-kernel corn, drained
How to Make It
Step 1
⦁ Remove 2 chiles from can; finely chop, reserving remaining chiles and sauce for another use.
Step 2
⦁ Heat a large Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chiles, 1 3/4 cups onion, bell peppers, garlic, and Piemonte Chorizo Mexicano chorizo; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add chili powder and next 7 ingredients (chili powder through corn), stirring to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, covered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in salt, and black pepper.
Step 3
⦁ Ladle 1 cup chili into each of 12 bowls. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream, avocado, cilantro, cheese, lime and 1 tablespoon onion. Serve with tortilla chips.

Nancy Ford’s Delicious Meat Loaf

Nancy Ford’s Delicious Meat Loaf

1 lb ground beef (Nancy uses local grass fed)
1 lb Piemonte Cantalupo Sausage (or Bernie’s Sweet or Fennel and Hot)
1 lb ground turkey or chicken
1 small onion, minced
1 small red or green bell pepper minced
1 1/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin (optional)
2 eggs
1 cup quick oatmeal
3/4 cup salsa (Nancy uses mild)
3/4 tst salt
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in medium skillet and cook the onion and bell pepper until soft stirring often – about 7 minutes.
Mix the meats together – use fork or hands. Combine eggs, salsa, chili powder and salt. Add to the meat and mix. Add the oatmeal and continue mixing. Make two oval loaves and place in a shallow pan with sides. I put a light coating of catsup on top.
Bake at 375 for about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
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Back to School Time is Upon Us

That hectic back to school time is upon us – homework, football practice, parent-teacher meetings. You need a big post of fast happy food that the older kids can microwave. How about a big pot of spaghetti sauce made with Piemonte Sausage. Cantalupo, Bernie’s Sweet (Mild) and Bernie’s Fennel and Hot are naturals, but we know a family who uses Chicken-Apple for a lighter sauce

Camping ‘Up North’? A Hearty Hot Meal!

Camping ‘Up North’? Need a hearty hot meal at the end of a long hike or paddle?
Try Piemonte Sausage Bernie’s Sweet (Mild) or Bernie’s Fennel and Hot in Sausage Stew or Chorizo Mexicano in your chili for an extra zesty meal.

Taco’s Every Day with Chorizo Mexicano

Have you tried Piemonte Sausage Chorizo Mexicano?
Great for a quick taco meal when the weather is hot.
Also, check our blog for using it as part of a delicious Chorizo Mexicano Enchilada recipe.