Pepperoni, an American salami sausage, is typically made from cured pork and beef. Recipes for pepperoni also include a variety of spices, such as cayenne pepper, salt, sugar, crushed anise seed and garlic. Pepperoni is stuffed into casing from a pig's intestines.Know More
Pepperoni can be made with other meats, including duck, turkey, deer and fish. Pepperoni is a dry cured type of salami. A healthy bacterium develops in the curing process, preventing the meat from rotting. The pork casing holds the meat and spices in an airtight vessel that also helps to keep the pepperoni fresh. Pepperoni is a popular topping on American-style pizzas.
Pepperoni comes from pork trimmings, which is mostly fat with small amounts of meat still attached. Pepperoni also contains beef trimmings, blended with salt, paprika, white pepper, cayenne pepper, anise seed and allspice through grinding, chopping, and mixing and cased in artificial casing.Full Answer >
While sausage can be made from almost any kind of meat, it is most commonly made from pig meat. Beef sausage is also common, as are sausages made of a blend of pork and beef. For consumers who avoid red meat, poultry sausages are increasingly common.Full Answer >
Pastrami is smoked beef from a cow. This age-old practice was traditionally used to preserve meat before refrigeration was widely available. Made from the brined beef brisket of the cow, which is better known as corned beef, pastrami undergoes a smoking process that makes it more stable for storage.Full Answer >
Ham traditionally comes from a pig and more specifically refers to the hind leg meat. It is a processed food, requiring some form of smoking, salting or curing to be called ham. Locations in the United States and EU have laws that specify what qualifies as ham.Full Answer >