Ingredients

Bread Rusk and Crumb

Rusk is a dried cereal ingredient that is microbiologically very clean used primarily as a filler and binder in meat products. Rusk is manufactured from wheat flour, salt and a raising agent by a traditionally slow process of baking, drying, gristing and blending to produce a consistently high quality product capable of absorbing twice its own weight of water without being soft and pasty.

  • Pinhead Rusk is the most popular grist size, widely used in the production of sausage product ducts and as an ingredient for dried stuffing mixes. (25kg Sacks)
  • Medium Rusk is the same as the Pinhead Rusk just thicker particles for making a more rustic sausage. (25kg Sacks)
  • Superfine Rusk is widely used as a carrier for flavours, colours and seasonings but because of its larger particle size than Extrafine it is also highly suitable for use in beefburgers to help bind and absorb free water. (25kg Sacks)

Bread Crumb is manufactured from wheat flour, salt, yeast & either natural food dyes or spices (if required) to colour the crumb. Typical colourings used are Paprika, Turmeric & Annatto used either singularly or in combination as per the EC Colours Directive. Breadcrumb is manufactured in a variety of grists to suit individual customer requirements.

  • Classic Golden Crumb 11 generally used for breading poultry and fish products produces a classic golden colour when cooked like kievs for example.
  • Classic Orange Crumb 19 great product for coating scotch eggs and fish fingers
  • Classic Dark Orange Crumb 72 you would normally use this Crumb to coat your hams and other meat products.

Burger Mixes – Easy to use just add meat and water to the pre mixed packets.  

2028 Complete Beef Burger MixLight beige free-flowing powder, with gentle spicing to compliment a full meaty flavour, a simple but effective mix also great as a base mix for you to add your own herbs and spices to
Available in 340g packets or cases of 28 x340g packets, each packet makes 4.5kg of burgers.

2042 Tasty Burger and Onion MixSimilar flavour profile to the Beef Burger Mix but with a pink tint and pieces of dehydrated onion by far our most popular Burger Mix, compliments Beef and Venison perfectly.
Available in 340g packets or cases of 28 x340g packets, each packet makes 4.5kg of burgers.

2031 Pork and Apple Burger Mix Pale Pink/Beige speckled powder with herby particles and dehydrated apple chunks a spicy and herby taste with apple. Available in 340g packets or cases of 28 x340g packets, each packet makes 4.5kg of burgers.

2048 Lamb and Mint Burger MixPink granular powder with herb particles, typical flavour of product.
Available in 340g packets or cases of 28 x340g packets, each packet makes 4.5kg of burgers.

7078 Vegetable Burger MixThis simple vegetarian burger mix has a good mixture of Soya, Peas, Onions, Breadcrumbs, Barley, Peppers, Tomatoes and ground Celery Seeds.
Available in 20kg cases, usage rate is 38.5%

Sausage Mixes – Easy to use just add meat and water to the pre mixed packets.

1096 Cumberland Sausage MixA complete mix for making Cumberland sausages, a creamy coloured coarse mix of rusk and seasoning, generally a savoury flavour with pepper and spice notes.
Available in 907g packets or cases of 12x907g packets, each packet makes 9kg of sausages.

1118 Pork & Apple Sausage MixPale pink seasoning with coarse particles of rusk, apple and herb.
Available in 1.36kg packets or cases of 8×1.36kg packets, each packet makes 9kg of sausages.

1123 Romany Sausage MixPale beige coarse powder with green particles of herb, an old favourite and one of our best sellers for a truly special herby sausage.
Available in 1.36kg packets or cases of 8×1.36kg packets, each packet makes 9kg of sausages.

1186 Gluten Free Sausage MixPale pink speckled powder made with Rice Flour instead of Rusk to keep it Gluten free with herb extracts of Pepper, Nutmeg, Coriander, Sage and Cayenne.
Available in 1.36kg packets or cases of 8×1.36kg packets, each packet makes 9kg of sausages.

1193 Pork & Leek Sausage MixBeige seasoning with rusk, leek and herb particulates, a classic English flavour, why not jazz it up with some crushed chillies and call it Welsh Dragon.
Available in 1.36kg packets or cases of 8×1.36kg packets, each packet makes 9kg of sausages.

1195 Old English Sausage Mix Fine cream coloured powder with rusk, herb and onion particulates, plenty of peppers, mixed herbs and subtle taste of nutmeg make this an award-winning sausage mix.
Available in 1.36kg packets or cases of 8×1.36kg packets, each packet makes 9kg of sausages.

1326 Pork & Honey Sausage MixAnother beige coarse powder with a friendly and sweet dried honey, a real family favourite and even the kids will love them!
Available in 1.36kg packets or cases of 8×1.36kg packets, each packet makes 9kg of sausages.

1378 Kentish Hop Sausage MixA savoury Coarse mix with rusk, herb and onion particulates. This is our best-selling sausage mix for the last 25 years and you will not be disappointed! For something a little extra why not use 50% Ale instead of water for an extra special flavour!
Available in 1.36kg packets or cases of 8×1.36kg packets, each packet makes 9kg of sausages.

1414 Fanfare Sausage MixA very coarse mix and sometimes called a breakfast sausage due to its rustic and pleasant flavour profile. This is a great sausage to use as a base and you can add your herbs and spices, for recipe ideas please ask us.
Available in 1.36kg packets or cases of 8×1.36kg packets, each packet makes 9kg of sausages.

1790 Hot Spanish Sausage MixAlso known better as a Chorizo sausage mix, a premium hot and spicy sausage mix with a vibrant red colour to really catch the eye on the counter.
Available in 567g packets or cases of 5x567g packets, each packet makes 5kg of sausages.

Sausage Seasoning – Make your own recipe add meat, water and rusk…

1074 Tinted Pork Sausage SeasoningPink free flowing powder, spicy with pepper flavour
Available in 6.36kg or 15kg pails, usage rate 2.5%

1075 Plain Pork Sausage SeasoningBeige free flowing powder with brown speckle, spicy with pepper flavour
Available in 6.36kg or 15kg pails, usage rate 2.5%

1028 Lincolnshire Tinted Pork Sausage SeasoningPale dusty pink coloured powder with coarse green particles of herbs with pepper flavour
Available in 6.36kg pails usage rate 2.5%

1079 Cumberland Pork Sausage SeasoningDusty pink coloured powder with green particulate inclusions of herb.
Available in 6.36kg or 15g pails usage rate 2.5%

1232 Old English Pork Sausage SeasoningDark pink powder with particles of green herb
Available in 6.36kg pails usage rate 2.5%

We can also supply all of the Leonards Range which include a wide range of gluten free, sausage mixes, burger mixes, glazes and kebab mixes.
Please click here to open the product guide.

Curing Salts

Easy to Cure Range – our cures are easy to use and produce great results. Full instructions are included covering all the mixes.

They are all dry cure, Immersion cure or Injection Cure:-

Supersaltz

Basic cure no sugar

Allow 10g of cure per 1kg meat

Easy Cure – Traditional

Standard hams & bacon

Allow 30g of cure per 1kg meat

Easy Cure – Smoke

Sweet smoke for hams & bacon

Allow 40g of cure per 1kg meat

Easy Cure – Sweet

Sweet for hams & bacon

Allow 50g of cure per 1kg meat

Curing Basics

  • Curing salt contains nitrates so always wear gloves and goggles when handling
  • For best results use fresh meat within 3-4 days of slaughter
  • Ensure meat temperature is within 3-5 0c
  • Trim meat to remove excess fat and bones

Easy Dry Cure

  • Use meat no thicker than 6”
  • Remove the rind or deeply score it to allow penetration of the cure
  • Weigh meat to calculate amount of cure required
  • Rub salt into the meat ensuring well coated
  • Vac pac or wrap in cling film
  • Label with cure and finish dates
  • Store in chiller at 3-6 0c turning every 2 days
  • Remove packaging, rinse in cold water
  • Hang in chiller for 8-24 hours to dry before slicing or smoking

Herbs, Spices & Other Food Ingredients  

All of our Herbs & Spices are available in 1kg, for bigger pack sizes please contact us.

Cracked Black Pepper
Dried Parsley
Ground Nutmeg
Kibbled Onion
Dried Diced Apple
Dried Sage
Ground Paprika
Chillies
Dried Cranberries
Garlic Powder
Juniper Berries
Dried Leek Flakes
Dried Mint
Ground Coriander
Ground Black Pepper
Dried Thyme
Dried Basil
Ground White Pepper
Dried Oregano
Ground Ginger

Meat Glazes

Our exciting range of MRC glazes are available with an extremely wide choice of flavours and come in a 2.5kg ‘red tub’.

Kofta Kebab Seasoning

blend of garlic, onion, parsley, coriander & touch of mint

Lemon Pepper Coater

zesty lemon with black pepper

Garden Mint

sweet fresh tasting mint with a hint of tomato perfect with lamb

Garlic Butter

a delicious buttery base with hints of garlic & parsley

Hot & Spicy

tomato blended with garlic, onion, cayenne and Jalapeno

Cajun

a fiery glaze, a blend of cayenne with oregano, thyme & paprika

Peppersteak Coater

traditional blend of black pepper with garlic & onion

Piri Piri

a sizzling blend of hot chillies, cayenne with tomato & lemon

Rosemary & Garlic

a classic blend of rosemary and garlic

Smoky BBQ

a blend of smoky BBQ with tomato

Tandoori Glaze

 creamy blend of cumin, ginger, coriander with mild chilli and lemon zest

Chinese

a classic Chinese glaze with star anise, cinnamon & ginger

Sticky Maple Flavour

really sticky and sweet maple with onion garlic & tomato

Sweet Chilli & Lime Coater

cayenne chilli and sweet bell peppers and splash of lime

Stuffing Mixes

Simply add 250g hot water per 100g of stuffing mix For a more decadent product add 20g of salted butter to the mix

Date & Roasted Cumin

 A Middle Eastern flavour combination that is sweet, spicy & delicious with lamb

Sage, Apple & Onion

A classic with a light, fruity twist.

Cranberry, Orange & Rosemary

 Colourful red berries and a zippy orange taste

Sage & Onion

A classic & versatile flavour combination

Apricot & Ginger

A perfect combination of fiery ginger and sweet apricot

Parsley, Lemon & Thyme

 Fresh and zingy, with lemon oil and plenty of herbs.

Chestnut

Not just for Christmas. Works well with heavier game meats

Verstegen Marinades

The Verstegen ‘Pure” label means No declarable allergies, No MSG, No phosphates, 20% salt reduction and no artificial flavourings

Declarable allergies: cereals containing, gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soya, milk (incl lactose), nuts, celery, mustard, sesame, sulphur dioxide, lupin, molluscs or contains phosphates, contains msg)

We are able to offer Verstegen and its endless possibilities in both World Grill oils or Marinades:-

World Grill Oils – liquid seasonings or instant marinades are omega rich oils infused with herbs and spices

They have low usage rates, easy application, maximum flavour, extend product shelf life, visual appeal, great adhesion to products. They come in 2.5L drums a number of these have the ‘Pure” label.

Download complete brochure PDF here Verstegen World Grills Marinades

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