Imagine if breakfast sausage and mild Italian sausage had a baby. Well that’s what Mark’s venison sausage tastes like. He makes it using a blend of venison and pork and it’s wonderful.
I have Mark’s blessing to share his recipe so here you go . . .Mark’s Venison Sausage (makes 15 pounds) 10 pounds coarsely ground venison 5 pounds coarsely ground pork butt 5 teaspoons salt 3 teaspoons pepper 2 1/2 teaspoons fennel seed 6 teaspoons oregano 2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 4 teaspoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin 10 – 20 squirts of Louisiana hot sauce (Mark uses Frank’s hot sauce) 10 squirts Worcestershire sauce
In a large bowl combine the coarsely ground venison and pork butt. In another bowl combine all the dry ingredients together. Add to the meat mixture. Use your hands to make sure the spices are evenly distributed throughout the meat. Then incorporate the hot sauce and the Worcestershire.
Once that’s complete, run through the meat grinder again. Make sure to use a coarse grind. We have a Kitchenaid stand mixer with a grinder attachment and it works like a charm.
Once all the sausage is ground, divide into 1 pound packages and freeze.
We use it as a breakfast sausage, in stuffed peppers and cabbage, or as just to eat on a roll as a burger.
Hope you give this recipe a try! If you do, please add any adjustments or comments below.