Updated: I mixed up a batch of venison breakfast sausage today with some of my kill from the weekend

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by rbranstner, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well I just got back on Thursday from hunting all week and rather then freeze all of the meat that I brought home I figured I would mix up a batch of breakfast sausage  since  that's nice and easy  and I don't need  to stuff or smoke it at all. I am trying Shooter Ricks Sage breakfast sausage for the first time and I can't wait to try it. I ground up 5 lbs of clean venison trim and added 5 lbs of pork butt trim that I bought and cut up today. I ground everything and then let it sit for 3 hours and then mixed it one more time and wrapped it in freezer paper. I didn't even try it which was kind of stupid because now I can't wait to give it a try. I ended up with 12 packages that are in the freezer right now. I'm sure there are going to be many many sausage, salami threads coming up in the next month or so  after all the deer hunting is over. I know I have lots of stuff planned and can't wait to make it. Now here are some pictures.

    The butt I ran out and picked up today.

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    The pork trim on the left and venison on the right before the grind.

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    All of the seasonings added after it was ground twice.

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    Twelve balls made and ready to get wrapped.

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    All wrapped and ready for the freezer and I can't wait to dig into one of them.

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    Good luck hunting everyone!

    Update 11/12/11

    I just fried up a package for breakfast and I liked it. Next time I would cut back on the sage to better suit my personal flavor but other then that I like it. I like the hint of heat that it has. Here are a few  pics.

    Going into the pan.

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    My plate.

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    My wife said the same thing. "It has a bit to much sage flavor for her taste." If we cut that back a bit we will like this sausage even more.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2011
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    MMMMmmm.............Lookin' good !!

    Didn't you keep one out??

    Bear
     
  3. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    MMMMMM.........I would love to try a package of that right now!!!
     
  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    No  if you can believe it I didn't. I am still thinking of running down to the freezer and pulling a package out for tomorrow morning before it gets too frozen.
     
  5. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would say RUN..............then post some pics tomorrow lol............!!!!!!!
     
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ok just for you guys I ran down stairs and grabbed one package  out of the freezer. I will fry it up tomorrow morning and let you know how it turned out.
     
  7. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Looks fabulous!!!

     Craig
     
  8. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    Sounds good!  I was looking for something to make with a couple of leftover packages of venison I have from last season! 
     
  9. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome Ross!

    What's the plan for the rest of your venison?

    Todd
     
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Nice sausage balls but you didn't even keep one for tasting. I can't believe that you would or could do that.
     
  11. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My plan is to make some kielbasa, hot sticks, summer sausage and I'm not sure what else yet.
     
     
  12. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great Ross!
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL-----Yeah Sure-----Just for "You Guys". [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  14. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I added some pics and what I though after we tried a package this morning.
     
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup---Got it !!!

    Nice Breakfast !!!

    Whole wheat toast?

    Bear
     
  16. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Yea its the 12 grain crap that my wife keeps buying. My parents love it to. Call me weird but I just don't like all of the grain pieces in my bread.
     
  17. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Do you need my address?

    Good luck and good smoking.
     

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