Venison Breakfast Sausage

In sausage the ratio of meat to fat is key. Game sausage especially benefits from added fat. A range of 15-30% fat by weight is common. The most common sources are pork fat or beef tallow. Alternatives are pork trimmings, which include a bit of meat. For instance, pork butt is only 30% fat. Pork butt trimmings are usually higher, but it varies. Fatback and leaf lard are all fat.

Recommended starting points for your ratio of venison/pork based on type of pork:
  –  fatty pork butt, 50/50
  –  fatback, 70/30
  –  fatty pork trimmings, 60/40


Even 100% venison is fine if you and your audience are OK with leaving out the flavor and texture that comes with the fat.  For sausage patties or links the fat is more important. For breakfast tacos or burritos, 100% venison can be fine. It’s all a matter of taste.

Venison Breakfast Sausage

In sausage the ratio of meat to fat is key. Game sausage especially benefits from added fat. A range of 15-30% fat by weight is common. The most common sources are pork fat or beef tallow. Alternatives are pork trimmings, which include a bit of meat. For instance, pork butt is only 30% fat. Pork butt trimmings are usually higher, but it varies. Fatback and leaf lard are all fat.

Recommended starting points for your ratio of venison/pork based on type of pork:
  –  fatty pork butt, 50/50
  –  fatback, 70/30
  –  fatty pork trimmings, 60/40


Even 100% venison is fine if you and your audience are OK with leaving out the flavor and texture that comes with the fat.  For sausage patties or links the fat is more important. For breakfast tacos or burritos, 100% venison can be fine. It’s all a matter of taste.

Servings
2oz
Servings
2oz
Ingredients
Spice Mix
Volume of resulting mix
Meat/water
  • 3 1/3lb meat — Read the intro above to choose a ratio of venison to pork & fat
  • 2/3cup ice water— Only if stuffing into casings
Instructions
  1. Mix together spices. If saving for later place in a sealed container and store in in a cool, dark area. You know, with the rest of your spices. Don’t keep it around more than a year.
  2. Mix spice with meat. If stuffing into casings, add the water while mixing.

    For partial batch, add 1 tsp spice mix per 1/4 lb ground meat.
Recipe Notes

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