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In loving memory: Grandma Weisbeck’s Summer Sausage

Here is the final installment of the celebration of my Grandmother’s life. She passed away yesterday at the age of 101.

The following article includes information on German Sausage, where to get it and a recipe. (Which I have yet to try). I have also included my Grandmother’s personal recipe for summer sausage. I hope you enjoy. If you try it, please let me know!


During the celebrations for my Grandmother’s 100th birthday, I published a blog which discussed my favorite meal: fried potatoes, german sausage and pickles. I had a follower ask if I had the recipe for german sausage. While the small town grocery store in Herreid, South Dakota makes the absolute best german sausage available, the recipe is a closely guarded secret. However, they may be inclined to ship sausage to those willing to pay.

The store that sells this delightful sausage is:

Herreid ValuMarket- German Sausage

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Other retailers in South Dakota that make German Sausage:

Lee’s Meats

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Kauk’s Meat Market

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I also found a recipe to make german sausage. I have not tried it myself, so I don’t know how the taste and quality compare to Herreid sausage, but if you’d like to try making your own sausage, this is a great recipe with which to begin. (I do know Herreid smokes their sausage-not called for in this recipe)

The recipe is from the NDSU German’s From Russia Heritage Collection:

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Finally, I promised the above mentioned follower that I would post Grandma Weisbeck’s summer sausage recipe. So, without further adieu, here it is! ENJOY AND BON APPETIT!

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About Tamara Hoerner (1256 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

7 Comments on In loving memory: Grandma Weisbeck’s Summer Sausage

  1. Condolences on your loss. What a beautiful way to honour her.

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  2. What is tenderquick ?


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