How To Make Souse Meat At Home

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Souse meat is a Caribbean dish which you can easily make at your home. Here I am going to show you can make this meat delicacy at your home.

Souse Meat

When I was in Scotland, I was invited to a feast by a local community there. They were making spicy meat which was named Souse meat. The meat was really tasty and I observed how they were making it very carefully. Let’s see how you can make this recipe.

Souse meat is made by boiling pig’s feet, garlic, hot sauce, beer, onion powder, salt and vinegar for 3 1/2 hours. Then remove bones from the meat and stir in cooking liquid, hot sauce, vinegar, pepper and seasonings. Take a loaf pan and place the prepared food there. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours and meat is ready.

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Ingredients for Souse Meat

  • 3 pounds of Pig’s Feet
  • 1 (12-ounce size) Beer bottle
  • 1 large chopped Onion
  • 3 1/2 cups divided White Vinegar
  • 1 cup Hot sauce
  • 3 cloves Garlic (Crushed)
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp crushed Red Pepper flakes
  • 1 Bay Leaf

These are all the ingredients you will need to make souse meat. If you’re then having these ingredients at your home, you can easily get them at a nearby supermarket. Try to get long pig’s feet.

How Much Time Will It Take To Make Souse Meat?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeChilling TimeTotal Time
10 mins3 1/2 hours 3 hours 6 hours 40 mins

This recipe will take a little extra time as the meat has to be cooked properly. Now let’s see the steps to make Souse meat.

Steps to Make Souse Meat

Souse Meat Recipe
  1. Take a large pot. Put pig’s feet, garlic, 1/2 cup of hot sauce, beer, 2 teaspoons onion powder, onion, 1 cup vinegar, salt and pepper.
  2. Let them boil until the mixture is smooth and the liquidness has reduced. It would take about 3 1/2 hours.
  3. Next, let it cool after being cooked.
  4. Remove bones from pig’s feet and dice them into small pieces.
  5. Stir in 1/2 cup of cooking liquid, remaining hot sauce, vinegar, crushed red pepper, and seasonings.
  6. Now, take a loaf pan and place the prepared food there.
  7. Cover it with saran wrap.
  8. Place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  9. Serve then.

Nutritional Breakdown of Souse Meat

For all gym freaks and diet conscious people, here is the complete nutritional breakdown of souse meat.

Calories 301 kcal
Total fats 18 g
Saturated fats 6 g
Cholesterol 101 mg
Sodium 1770 mg
Potassium 440 mg
Total carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary fiber 1 g
Calcium 82 mg
Iron 1 mg
Proteins 22 g
Zinc 1 mg

How to Make Souse Meat at Home | Video

If you think the recipe was complicated, then make sure you refer the video below to make the perfect Souse Meat.

Homemade souse meat using pig ears and neck bones
Video by Tracy Whitaker

Make this recipe at your home and tell us your reviews in the comment section below.

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2 thoughts on “How To Make Souse Meat At Home”

  1. Finally!
    A recipe that’s pretty easy to follow.

    I have been craving this for over 25 years, ever since I left Florida.
    This is not an item you see anywhere up here in the Pacific Northwest.

    I think I will try making one now to see how it turns out. If it’s good, then I will do one for Christmas as well.
    Thank you for posting this recipe!

    1. Hey Kathleen,
      We at TheFoodXp are ecstatic that you found this recipe helpful. Keep coming back to our website for more such easy and delightful recipes.
      Happy Cooking!

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