- 1½ pounds lean pork, trimmed of all fat
- ⅔ pound fatback or hardest pork fat available
- Grind the pork and pork fat, using a meat grinder.
- Add the onion, parsley, garlic, chilies, cayenne pepper, black pepper, thyme, allspice, salt, and saltpeter. Blend well.
- Test the mixture by making a small patty and cooking it on both sides until done. Adjust the seasonings according to taste.
- Put the mixture through the meat grinder a second