Natural Beef Middles 55-60mm

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Natural Beef Middles 55-60mm are a natural sausage casing. Beef middles are often used for Sopressata, Salami and Dry Sausages. The casings are packed in purified salt and have an indefinite shelf life when stored in the refrigerator.

What Are Beef Middles
Beef middles are the thick sections of a cow’s intestine. They are extremely durable and are generally used for making Sopressata, Salami and Dry Sausages. Beef middles are not edible and are usually peeled off prior to eating. Casings should be flushed inside and out with cold water, rinsed thoroughly and soaked in water overnight.

Natural Beef Middles 55-60mm Product Details:

  • Non-edible
  • Often used for Sopressata, Salami and Dry Sausages
  • 55-60mm (2 1/8 – 2 3/8) in lenght*
  • Stuffing capacity: 80-90 lbs.*
  • Recommended seasoning: Salami Seasoning

Preparing Natural Casings 

  1. Remove approximate amount you will need.
  2. Place casings in a clean food safe bowl.
  3. Rinse casings of salt under cool running water.
  4. Flush insides of casings to assist in smooth casing application.
  5. For small casings (<42mm): place bowl in cool water to soak for about 2 hours in refrigerator prior to use.
  6. For larger casings (>42mm): place bowl of beef bung, middles and/or rounds in refrigerator to soak overnight prior to use.
  7. Optional for smell control – add ½ tsp baking soda per cup of water.
  8. Optional for tenderizing – squeeze a lemon or a add a tablespoon of white vinegar to soaking water to refresh casings.

The natural casings should be kept refrigerated until ready for use. Un-refrigerated, these salted casings may give off a strong odor. This is Normal.  Simply put the casings back into the refrigerator and the odor will subside. Natural casings should never be frozen. It affects their integrity after thawing and will cause more blowouts.

Shipping Information
Natural casings cannot be shipped outside the United States. All natural casings are non-refundable and non-returnable.

Natural Casings 101
Click here for more information on what type of natural casing to use.

*Casing capacity depends on meat/fill density, size/lengths of links or loops and how tightly casings being filled.

    Additional information

    Weight 6 lbs
    Dimensions 6.5 × 6.5 × 6 in

    77 reviews for Natural Beef Middles 55-60mm

    1. Rick Smith (verified owner)

      Excellent speedy delivery , packaged well , sturdy product container and easy to read instruction on the container . A free added catalog was a surprise . Will order from them again in the future. Now I can make the salamis I want , It’s DEER season in IOWA . Natural Beef Middles is the way go .

    2. Ben Randow (verified owner)

      Great product. thank you

    3. Robert (verified owner)

      The excellent quality of these casing always allow the confidence that I will have a great finished product.

    4. Robert Makuch (verified owner)

      I wouldn’t use any other casing for my authentic Louisiana andouille sausages, and The Sausage Maker has the best. Been buying them for a few years, now.

    5. Jackie onorato (verified owner)

      As of December 12, I have not received my order from the sausage maker.

    6. john tamas (verified owner)

      excellent product , never get better than this

    7. David Bilotti (verified owner)

      have not yet used

    8. Anonymous (verified owner)

      Always fresh. Great service. Quick delivery and good prices.

    9. Mike Landschoot (verified owner)

      middles looked and smelled fresh.

    10. Bob in CA (verified owner)

      This was my first use of beef middles–past experience was only with hog casings. These are thicker, but easier to untangle and rinse out. Also, being thicker they did not burst out as sometimes happens with smaller and thinner casings.

    11. david meyer (verified owner)

      Just as promised

    12. john R1G (verified owner)

      Even sizes, long lengths,

    13. Adelina Donato (verified owner)

      Beef middles are for making soppressati without the old fashion natural look. They are not as delicate as the hog ones, but work just as well. Using these for years.

    14. Daniel Atkinson (verified owner)

      site easy to use, quality products, reasonably priced, quick delivery time, I have shared your catalog with others, but I prefer to order on-line

    15. Herbert H (verified owner)

      Great buy. If you don’t use all of the casings, the cute little bucket stores well in the back corner in the kitchen fridge.

    16. timothy white (verified owner)

      very easy to use now all I need to purchase is a sausage stuffer

    17. Timothy Webb (verified owner)

      Very clean and consistent! worked great!

    18. aida kasapovic (verified owner)

      Good, but I Still wouldn’t buy from Sausage maker any more!

    19. Joe T. (verified owner)

      Just used it this weekend. worked out well. stuffer with out breaking appart.

    20. Lawrence Motzel (verified owner)

      Product arrives – no issues.
      You really need to work on your Website and list the tracking number when it ships and also email it out.
      I always have to call to ask for it and most of the time your answering service answers the phone and can not help me!!!

    21. Bo (verified owner)

      First time ordering casings. No foul smells, even after rinsing and soaking at room temperature overnight. Easy to stuff, no tears or blowouts. Much tougher to chew than a hog casing.

    22. Christopher Moree (verified owner)

      Great casing for fermenting and dry curing sausages. It lasts forever in the refrigerator and is ready to use with minimal soaking.

    23. Djuro Polovina (verified owner)

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    25. William simms (verified owner)

      The 55-60 mm casings worked great for making salami’s. I will definitely order them again!!!

    26. Sonya (verified owner)

      This is the third time I am buying beef middles from The Fast and reliable delivery, high quality. Definitely will buy again next year.

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    29. Andrew Galli (verified owner)

      We use these for one of dry salami.

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    33. Milen Dimitrov (verified owner)

      Best prices around .fast delivery …Thank you

    34. Gil Seifert (verified owner)

      this was the last thing I needed to have my supplies on hand to make my summer sausage Thank Youy for the great service

    35. Roger Koch (verified owner)

    36. pat meehan (verified owner)

      product was delivered on time. we have used two buckets of the beef middles already. product was good quality and will be reordering soon.

    37. William Nixon (verified owner)

      We found this is our preferred size and quality for making our Sopressata.

    38. R Nissan (verified owner)

      This is the second time I’m ordering the 55-60mm Beef middles and both times they came smaller then what should be also they are very thin and they break easy.
      I will reorder only if they change the size to what it’s supposed to be and better quality so it won’t tear apart.

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    44. Janet Bruelhart (verified owner)

      Make a gorgeous Saucisson! They add such flavor to the product.

    45. George Karaivanov (verified owner)

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    48. Mike Gemperle (verified owner)

      Great beef casings. Perfect for salamis. We switched to natural last year. We smoke our sausage and get great flavor through the natural casings

    49. Jeffrey Schmidt (verified owner)

      Still waiting on this item. My sausage is done but without my product.

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    52. Kyle McCormick (verified owner)

      Perfect for larger diameter salame

    53. Peter Della Pelle (verified owner)

      I haven’t used these yet, but expect no problems.

    54. Kent Keele (verified owner)

      I purchased a package of beef middles for salami production. They arrived before the estimated date and were in great condition.

    55. Larry Kapigian (verified owner)

      I have been buying these middles from the Sausage Maker, always a great product

    56. Nate (verified owner)

      These are “robust” more substantial than I had anticipated but worked great.

    57. Edouard Waffelaert (verified owner)

      I am very satisfied with the product . It came on time and I made salamis ( saucissons) and the quality of the casings was what I expected.

    58. Brett Rugo (verified owner)

    59. Robert Crane (verified owner)

      Great product

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    61. Susan Negro (verified owner)

      Using The Sausage Maker for all of our family projects is never a disappointment! Product and Customer Service are always TOP!

    62. Jeff Mulitsch (verified owner)

      You won’t be disappointed ordering anything from sausage maker, top quality and super fast shipping. Very satisfied with everything I’ve ordered.

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    65. Anonymous (verified owner)

      Top quality ,great service..

    66. Seb (verified owner)

      Last moment order days before Christmas, they shipped immediately and had the product 2 days later!
      The Sausage Maker saved the Christmas! 😉

    67. Bernard Lepore (verified owner)

      I have ordered these middles twice and both times they were great quality and easy to use and stuff. They held up very well during the drying process – all good. Delivery time and price was also very acceptable

    68. Anonymous (verified owner)

      We use the Natural Beef Middles to make Andouille Sausage for our Creole/Cajun restaurant. Quality, packaging, and ease of use are excellent. Very impressed by TSM products!

    69. Doug Lilly (verified owner)

      The product came in quickly and intact. I’m always pleased with the selection, quality and the deliveries from The Sausage Maker.

    70. Anonymous (verified owner)

      quick product fulfillment – great product. though i do recommend paying for the express shipping because otherwise it is shipped usps and that tends to be very slow which can potentially be concerning since it is not well temperature controlled at that point

    71. Pete (verified owner)

      Very nice larger dried Italian sausage type of casings. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to make a slightly larger salami style sausage.

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    74. Kenneth Louque (verified owner)

      I bought these casings to replace the casings I lost due to hurricane Ida. I have used these casings for the past 2 years for making andouille. Very good casing with consistent size from batch to batch.

    75. Tom Wohl (verified owner)

      Great quality, makes for just the right size pepperoni.

    76. Dan (verified owner)

      Very clean out of the package

    77. Angela Mentink (verified owner)

      We bought these and used them right away. The quality was great, but they smelled terrible, even after refrigerating. We still used them, but the smell might be enough to motivate me to do my own next time. 🙂

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    Questions and answers of the customers

      What is approximately the stuffing capacity per hank?
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      Q What is approximately the stuffing capacity per hank? answer now

      About 60 lbs.