Venison Maple Breakfast Sausage

Without a doubt this recipe is best venison sausage we have ever made in over thirty years of making wild game sausage!  You can make this with any game meat (elk, deer, pig, goat, sheep, antelope, turkey, alligator, …etc).

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Venison Maple Breakfast Sausage
This venison maple breakfast sausage is made with pork shoulder to ensure you get enough fat in the sausage. This is a large batch recipe so if you want to make a smaller batch here is some conversions to help: 1 Tablespoon = 3 Teaspoons, 1lb = 16 oz.
Prep Time 3 Hours
Servings
1lb Packages
Ingredients
Prep Time 3 Hours
Servings
1lb Packages
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cube Venison and put in freezer. Cube Pork Shoulder and put in freezer. You want to ensure all the meat is partially frozen before grinding so you may need to go mix up the meat in the bowl after 20-30 minutes. Repeat if necessary.
  2. Course grind the venison and return to the freezer. Grind the pork shoulder and return to freezer.
    Venison Maple Breakfast Sausage
  3. In a large bowl mix both the ground venison and ground pork. If you don't have a bowl large enough to mix all at once then just mix equal parts of venison and pork the best you can. If your hands should hurt due to the meat being so cold -- This is Good!
  4. Add all your dry ingredients in a small bowl, mix, and add to ground meat. Mix by hand and run all the meat back through another course grind.
  5. Add your liquids (maple syrup and beer) and mix by hand until all is absorbed. Cover meat in large bowl(s) with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator over night.
  6. Vacuum pack, or use zip lock freezer bags, into 1lb packages and freeze. If you are using zip lock freezer bags ensure you get out as much are as possible before freezing. Vacuum packed meat will last for at least 1-1/2 years in a chest freezer.
Recipe Notes

With regards to the beer you can use any liquid you want from water to brandy.  Though if you are going to use a dark spirit like rum, whisky, or brandy you may want to make a small 1/4lb batch first to ensure the spirit is not too overpowering and adjust as needed.

There are many ways to make this a spicy hot sausage.  The easiest way is to add two tablespoons of red chili flakes for a mild spicy sausage to 6-7 tablespoons of chili flakes for a hot version.  Though I must warn you that if you have kids they will like the non-spicy version best!

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