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Opinion needed on venison sausage


Meat Mopper
Joined Jul 16, 2011
Making a batch this weekend to this recipe...

4 #          Fresh venison

1 #          bacon ends

1 tbsp     Mustard Seed

2 tbsp     Sugar

4 tsp       minced garlic

2 tbsp     Black pepper

1 tsp       Dry mustard

1 tsp       Allspice

1 tsp       Coriander

1 tsp       Marjoram

1 tbsp     Sage

1 tbsp     Salt

2 tsp      red pepper flakes

1 cup      red wine

My buddy thinks I should skip the sage and use paprika and nutmeg instead, and replace the wine with beer.  what say you guys?


Smoke Blower
Joined Dec 25, 2013
I think you need more fat content.  Sage is usually for breakfast sausage.

Also, make a small batch and test-fry, it's really the only way to get it right.

Or, use "The King of All Venison Sausage" recipe at Lets-make-sausage.com.

It is a really good recipe.


Meat Mopper
Joined Apr 26, 2012
You need a minimum of 20% fat and if you are using venison I would add 2# of pork butt with that 4# of venison AND another 1/2 # of pork fat if the butt is lean.

Bacon ends are a waste of $$ IMO unless they are free and scraps, but you still need some fat..

Red wine (that is a lot too) will put a strong and possibly off bitter taste in the finished product.  If you want some tang use white wine or plain vinegar ... about 3 Tbs. if you don't have any ECA.  Careful with the ECA and grinding.

I'd dial the pepper flakes back 50% until you make a batch ... lots of heat there and with the mustard seed = may explode under pressure in the stuffer !

Delete the sage


Smoking Guru
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Joined Nov 3, 2011
Are you going to be smoking this??? or Fresh sausage?? If smoke you will need cure. 

Good luck and let us know and send some pics our way also 


Meat Mopper
Joined Jul 16, 2011
OK adding some pork and tweeting recipe. Stuffing this weekend. Picks to follow.

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Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Feb 6, 2013
That looks great!! Nice job on the links.  Let us know how you like the flavor. The recipe looks good.  Reinhard


Meat Mopper
Joined Jul 16, 2011
New recipe as follows

4 lbs venison
2 lbs pork
1 1/2 lbs bacon
3 T garlic
2 T salt
2 T black pepper
2 T sugar
2 T mustard seed
2 t dry mustard
2 t allspice
2 t coriander
1 t marjoram
2 t red pepper flakes
1 t mace
1 t ground nutmeg
1 T paprika
1 cup water
2 T red wine vinegar

I ground this batch twice. I like the texture I got.


Sausage maker
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Joined Apr 28, 2010
Nice links Bob.........


Smoking Guru
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Joined Nov 3, 2011
Them look great I bet they will gone in no time

Very nice

A full smoker is a happy smoker 

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