Insta Cure #1, 1 lb.

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Insta Cure™ No. 1 is a basic cure for use with all meats that require cooking, brining, smoking or canning. This includes poultry, fish, ham, bacon, luncheon meats, corned beef and other products too numerous to mention. Formerly known as Prague Powder No. 1, the Sausage Maker’s USDA-approved cure formula is a simple 1lb. sodium nitrite cure containing salt, 6.25% sodium nitrite and an anti-caking agent.

Curing meat prevents botulism poisoning (common food poisoning). This process also helps to safely and effectively preserve the meat while imparting more robust flavors and colors.

  • Use one level teaspoon per 5lbs. of ground meat
  • One pound Insta Cure 1 will process approximately 480 pounds of meat
  • Packaged item dimensions: 8″ L, 7″ W, 1″ H
  • Unit weight: 1 lb.

For a basic bacon or ham brine (not including additional flavor ingredients), mix:

  • 1 gal. water
  • 4 oz. (½ cup) Insta Cure #1
  • 1 lb. 5 oz. (1¾ cup) salt
  • 1 ½ oz. (2¼ Tbsp.) sugar


Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

253 reviews for Insta Cure #1, 1 lb.

  1. Pete (verified owner)

    Not sure what it does but my snack sticks taste great

  2. Doug Brandon (verified owner)

    Both Items purchased made our Thanksgiving bird taste excellent Thank you for this fine product.

  3. William Sacher (verified owner)

    Been buying from Sausage maker for years everything always is top notch and will continue to keep buying all my supplies from them

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    worked perfect

  5. John Frazier (verified owner)

    This stuff is great. It is a good feeling knowing that with the use of this product your sausage will come out safe to eat.

  6. Joe (verified owner)

    I’ve use this product any ties and found it to be consistent and reliable.

  7. Dempsy Winans (verified owner)

    I’ve been using the Sausage Maker’s Instacure #1 for several years now and have always found it to be fresh and free-pouring for easy measurement. A little goes a long way (1 tsp will do 5# of meat!) so a pound of it will make several home-sized batches of sausage.

  8. MICHAEL POSPISIL (verified owner)

    Sausage Maker has been my go to place for all my meat proccesing and smoking needs. They have good quality products that last. I recommend them to my family and friends.

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Received as promised. Shipped fast.

  10. Kenneth Hess (verified owner)

    Great price thanks!

  11. richard stuart (verified owner)

    as advertised and ontime – hard to screw this one up!

  12. Jeremy (verified owner)

    Works great for its intended purpose.

  13. Lee (verified owner)

    It’s pink salt at a great price

  14. Nicole Lang (verified owner)

    I am fairly new at sausage making – the right way – and this website and products really got me on the right foot.

    The speed of the shipping was great – it arrived earlier than expected which made me happy.

  15. August Winterstein (verified owner)

    Exactly as advertised. Great product for a great price

  16. Sam Douglas (verified owner)

    I have used this instacure many times with grat success. I highly recommend .

  17. Chester Spry (verified owner)

    as expected

  18. jeff gard (verified owner)

    Works great

  19. Art Dubois (verified owner)

    But how can salt be rated?

  20. Tara Protiva-Brown (verified owner)

    A great product!

  21. Tim Higgins (verified owner)

    Package was broken open. Bottom of box had no sign of having been taped.

    All contents were fine.

  22. Brett McKinley (verified owner)

    We have used this product before when making deer salami and it works great.

  23. Kirby Lamburn (verified owner)

    Great product, just wished it came in a re-closable container.

  24. J Eller (verified owner)

    First time order for InstaCure. Have not used it yet. I am sure it will be excellent.

  25. Benjamin Armer III (verified owner)

    Works like a charm for me!

  26. Ernest L Cerny III (verified owner)

    Haven’t used yet, due to buying a kit, but it looks fine.

  27. Bryan (verified owner)

    Nice size packaging for the average sportsman.

  28. Halina Kowalczyk (verified owner)

    This is a must if you are smoking your meats, fish or poultry. I could not live without it. The Sausage Maker is the best place to get it. Definitely recommend to anyone who is thinking of making and smoking their own sausage.

  29. Danny Gonzalez (verified owner)

    This was my first time brining and smoking a fresh ham and it turned out GREAT! I will be ordering more very soon and I think my store bought cure and precooked ham days are over, I will be making it this way from now on. GREAT PRODUCT!

  30. Nancy Thomas (verified owner)

    Works great.

  31. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I’ve been buying products and equipment from the Sausage Maker for 20 years. Never had a bad product. Never had to return anything. Everything has been as advertised. You can’t get better than that!

  32. Sam Castillo (verified owner)

    Quality product and great service.

  33. Lawrence Motzel (verified owner)

    It looks like you have some changes on your website and I found it not so user friendly.

  34. Andrew Durewicz (verified owner)

    came quickly. packed well.

  35. Roger Barnlund (verified owner)

    The best

  36. Anthony Lins (verified owner)

    You sent a 5lb jar of insta cure of no, 2 instead of cure no, 1. I haven’t tried any dry cure hams but i think i will now.

  37. Robert Adams (verified owner)

    Good customer service. Arrived on time and intact

  38. Will Friend (verified owner)

    Great price for #1.

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  40. William Popp (verified owner)

    and fast shipping

  41. Robert O’Sullivan (verified owner)

    Just back from a trip to the U.K., I was inspired to try the recipe for loin bacon from My Irish Kitchen, which called for Instacure #1 and suggested you as a source. It came out very well. If it was a bit saltier than expected, that’s due to the recipe.

  42. Maria Leonila Palanca (verified owner)

    Perfect for homemade sausages!!. Thankyou!!

  43. Robert Gray (verified owner)

    Insta Cure work very well.

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  45. Tom (verified owner)

    I have ordered from Sausage Maker for years. Always great products great prices great service.

  46. Carolyn Cichowski (verified owner)

    Perfect for job

  47. Peter Cartalemi (verified owner)

    Great product I use it for all my sausage smoking

  48. Daniel Bircbette (verified owner)

    Was delivered quickly.

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  57. Joseph Beckwith (verified owner)

    Have used this sooo often…it cures the best for ribs, and pork…couldn’t be without it…

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  60. John Garrison (verified owner)

    Great customer service.

  61. BEN TUCKER (verified owner)

    Great product, freshly packaged.

  62. G Gillotti (verified owner)

    OK See below for additional remarks.

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  64. Richard Rupprecht (verified owner)

    I don’t order a lot from the Sausage Maker but whenever I do place an order, I can count on it being filled and shipped in a timely manner. I have never had a problem with an order or with any service. I would and have recommended you to my friends. I just now realized I am evaluating the company rather than the individual products I purchased. They work as promised and I have used both for many years.

  65. Mark Alestra