What is a meat cure?

A meat cure is a combination of salt and sugar. It can be liquid or coarse granular and can include many other ingredients to enhance the flavor or preserve the meat. You can buy a meat cure from grocery stores, meat supply stores, or some butcher shops specializing in sausages and hams. You can also make your own; however make sure you have a proper recipe and you know the correct proportions for the type of product you are smoking.

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