Deer Sausage Recipe

Deer Sausage Recipe

I got this from one of the Frugal Gourmet TV shows-- he made it with pork. I've tried it with antelope meat or deer meat. Excellent every time!!

Seasonings for 4 pounds ground meat (I get it ground with 2/3 game scraps 1/3 pork suet)

1 Tbls fennel seed, freshly ground- (I just put all dry spices in the blender and whirl for a while)
3 Bay leaves, crushed (I've left this out before, and it's still good)
3-4 Tbls minced parsley, fresh or dried
5 cloves fresh garlic minced
1/2 Tbls red pepper flakes (more or less depending on taste)
3 teas salt
3 Tbls freshly ground black pepper

Mix all together and refrigerate 24 hours before cooking so that flavors will blend. May use as bulk sausage or, if you happen to have a sausage casing machine, you could make links (I haven't been that ambitious)

We like to use this in spaghetti sauce, or it's great cooked up by itself for a main dish.

I also make regular breakfast sausage with deer meat, but I don't have a recipe. I use Morton Sausage Seasoning. I think that it's 99.9% paleo (has salt, sage, coriander and a few other spices), except for it also lists dextrose as an ingredient-- the seasoning doesn't taste sweet, so I consider it to be a very small amount. We like it, anyway.

These are good seasonings for any type of meat-- with the game meat, remember that it is very lean so you have to add other fat. The flavor is different with beef fat. We like the pork suet for sausage.

From: Julie Jarvis
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