mrobisr I stand corrected. I did some investigating and you are correct. I found a copycat recipe for the Tenderquick without the nitrates. I will try next time. I just hate to change!!! Took me many years of trial and error to get it the way we like it.
Wasn’t trying to be rude, just looking out for you brother. I promise it will not change the flavor at all. Now ask me how I know…been there and done that, yep I did the very same thing. Add correct amount of cure then whatever the difference is in weight between TQ and cure amount add plain salt to make up the recipe.