Insta Cure #1, 5 lbs.

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Insta Cure™ No. 1 is a simple, easy-to-use cure for any meat that requires cooking, brining, smoking or canning. This includes smoked sausage, poultry, fish, ham, bacon, luncheon meats, corned beef, and plenty more. Formerly known as Prague Powder No. 1, the Sausage Maker’s blend is a basic cure containing salt, 6.25% sodium nitrite and an anti-caking agent.

Curing meat helps to prevent common food poisoning caused by Clostridium botulinum and other related bacteria. Cured meats are safely preserved and tend to take on more complex, robust flavors and colors.

  • Use one level teaspoon per five pounds of ground meat
  • 5lbs. Insta Cure 1 will process approximately 2,400 pounds of meat
  • Net weight: 5lbs.

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
  • 1½ oz. (2¼ Tbsp.) sugar


Additional information

Weight 5 lbs

163 reviews for Insta Cure #1, 5 lbs.

  1. Kevin Nagy (verified owner)

    A lot of great American made products to choose from with knowledgeable customer service people.

  2. Tiffanie Rogers (verified owner)

    I like the product, can do a lot of curing with it. I actually thought I bought a 1 lb but after looking I bought the 5 lbs, I hope it will stay good for something since I only use about a pound a year.

  3. Karen Norris (verified owner)

    We haven’t tasted the hams cured with this yet but will let you know what the results are when we cook up some.

  4. Stanislaw Truty (verified owner)

    Description is detailed and for purpose of using this product. Does what it says what using this product.

  5. Ray Devaul (verified owner)

    I haven’t opened this bottle yet as I still have some in my old bottle, it works fine and I expect the new bottle will too.

  6. Scott Shacreaw (verified owner)

    Packaged fine, received product I ordered and quicker than I thought.

  7. ryan durham (verified owner)

    Great products. Shipping is way to high what a rip off for a company that offers free shipping. shipping was more than my order

  8. Nancy Kotsull (verified owner)

    I like the 1.5 pound container; it is more convenient than the smaller sizes sold locally

  9. mark lashuay (verified owner)

    Shop with Confidence, it doesn’t get better then the product or service you receive from The Sausage Maker!

    Pensacola Florida

  10. Joshua Schrecengost (verified owner)

    Sausage maker insracure works great. I use a lot of this stuff in sausage, jerky, Corning, etc.

  11. Sammy (verified owner)

    Very good

  12. Tom (verified owner)

    Insta Cure # 1 five pound plastic container with screw on lid is a great product for curing my homemade summer sausages, hams, bacon, turkey, jerky, pepperoni sticks etc.
    I use it with my own recipes and other recipes.

  13. Dave Johnson (verified owner)

    all products looked good and was on time

  14. Lawrence Stabell (verified owner)

    I’ve used this product for 15 years and it’s always been everything it was supposed to be! It can’t get better than that!

  15. Guy Edwards (verified owner)

    So happy to find “The Sausage Maker”, I plan on doing sausages and will surely re-visit you all for my equipment and supplies.
    This time I just needed Cure and you had the quantity I needed, I did not want to buy a bunch of little containers, I wanted bulk and you had it, not only that, you had the best price so it was win win 🙂
    Got the chance to browse your other goods and equipment and like I said, when I get to making sausage, and I will be in a few months, I will surely come back and visit your site.
    Other than that, Thanks for the bulk Insta Cure, the product was shipped in short order and packaged well, received quickly and in perfect condition, Thanks Again,


  16. Jason Williams (verified owner)

    best price i can find

  17. jay anderson (verified owner)

    great price fast shipping!!

  18. Greg Holt (verified owner)

    This product works great! We make delicious corned beef using the Insta Cure #1.

  19. Michael Francis (verified owner)

    Great product

  20. David Rinella (verified owner)

    I recently ordered some pink curing salt and was very happy to have it arrive quickly so I could make my first batch of sausage.

  21. pete zygmont (verified owner)

    Great: use it both for bacon and Canadian bacon

  22. Walter Ferguson (verified owner)

    Simple. Just order a big 5 lb. container of Insta cure and venison sausage is on its way. Thank you for the convenience.

  23. John Knutson (verified owner)

    very good, works every time

  24. Richard Burkholder (verified owner)

    Worked as expected

  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Exactly what it says it is

  26. Scott MacDonald (verified owner)

    great service, great products

  27. Rose Gordon (verified owner)

    Great for all your preserving

  28. Don Pace (verified owner)

    5 lbs. should hold me for a bit. I make a lot of bacon and also sausage. I chose the 5 lbs. because I like knowing that I will not run out when I need it.

  29. Douglas Spieker (verified owner)

    Everything we have ordered has been delivered beyond expectations!

  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This is a lifetime supply for us, but it works as claimed. We brined, then smoked up some goose breasts and they are delicious.

  31. Anthony Lins (verified owner)

    If you wan’t to cure meat without it being really salty this is the way to go. also known as the pink cure…

  32. Dan Towers (verified owner)

    Easy to find, good specific directions

  33. julius seyller (verified owner)

    delivered promptly and a very good product glad to have it

  34. Rick Konwinski (verified owner)

    everything I ever got from the sausage maker has been as advertised, seasonings are excellent and all merchandise has been great. 5 stars on everything so far

  35. WILLIAM YARBROUGH (verified owner)

    This is a great product and essential for brining or sausage. Very quick delivery.

  36. William Shader (verified owner)

    We have not used any of this yet,but will use it soon,but we have purchased it before in packs,and wanted to save money on the bulk container.

  37. Jack Catalano (verified owner)

    5 star

  38. Michael McClendon (verified owner)

    Great Product!

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  41. Lawrence Bletsch (verified owner)

    Delivery time was quick and quality is second to none. Great product and delivery time.

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  44. Jimj Alexander (verified owner)

    Good product! We use it every year for all of our deer processing. Smoked summer sausage, jerky, venison sticks.

  45. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Nice size instead of using the smaller pkgs

  46. Maurice Rensing (verified owner)

    I have put some of the #1 cureingsalt to work in a buckboard bacon recipe. Have not used any of the jerky seasonings to use from thi order. I have ordered from Sausage Maker for years and have always found their seasonings to be top notch.

  47. Shawn Hobson (verified owner)

    Always good

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  51. Kerri (verified owner)

    A little leery about using product overall but a must for safety concerns.

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  53. Henry Tonning (verified owner)

    very fast service and good price.

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  55. Gary Slagel (verified owner)

    Have not yet used, but sampled sausage a friend made using the same spices and it was excellent.

  56. Robert Wilson (verified owner)

  57. Sorin Raduti (verified owner)

    I am using this product for years,works great every time

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  60. Fred R. Jaeger (verified owner)

    sausage maker has great products I buy this every time I make a order

  61. Daniel Bond (verified owner)

    Real good stuff. A++++

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  63. David Carder (verified owner)

    Initial shipment arrived in broken container. TSM promptly replaced it at no charge. I am very satisfied with how the matter was resolved.

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  65. Mike Crawford (verified owner)

    This product is available in my local area, however it is packaged in 1 oz. packages and to need a pound the cost is $19 versus 5 pounds through Sausage maker is $19.99

  66. James Lee (verified owner)