In the paper, the quality of finely comminuted sausages made using a meat from wild boars was assessed. While chopping the meat in a cutter, varying amounts of water (with a constant level of fat added) and fat (with a constant level of water added) were added. In the final product, rheological and sensory properties, sensory features, and a cooking loss level were analyzed. It was found that the amounts of water and fat added had a significant impact on the analyzed properties of the finely comminuted meat products. The increase in the water amount added to the batter was accompanied by the decrease in the hardness, gumminess, springiness, and viscosity, and in the increase in the sensorily assessed wateriness, as well as in the level of cooking loss; in the consequence, this caused that the sensory quality of samples with the highest water content was evaluated as poor. Similar relations were found when the amount of fat added to the batter increased at a constant level of water added; in the samples with the highest fat content, the determined levels of hardness, cohesiveness, gumminess, elastic and viscous modules were the lowest, whereas the determined levels of greasiness and cooking loss were the highest. Furthermore, the total sensory quality of those samples was evaluated as the poorest. The most desirable sensory quality of the final product was obtained in the sausages made from wild boar meat with 20 – 25 % of water or 20 % of fat added.
finally comminuted sausages, meat from wild boar, rheological properties, sensory assessment