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Unstuffed Smoked Pepperoni Sticks using using Deerburger

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by smokingloon, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. smokingloon

    smokingloon Newbie

    A friend of mine has given me some Deerburger, thought I'd try some unstuffed Pepperoni sticks.  Is venison going to be to lean?
  2. venison is very lean but depending on time of year it could be very gamy. how ever very good meat no matter how you cut it.
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Yes you will have to add some kind of fat. I just made 13lbs of summer sausage and I added 3-4 lbs of pork butt to it just for the fat content.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2010
  4. smokingloon

    smokingloon Newbie

    Thanks, going to give it a try this weekend.
  5. I just made some pepperoni sticks using deer burger. I mixed it 3lbs of venison 2lbs pork. They turned out really good.

  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep as they have mentioned venison is very lean. You will want to mix in some other meat with it so it gets some fat. We usually mix ours 50% and 50% lean pork trim. You don't need to mix in that much pork but we really like it that way also it depends on how many lbs of venison trim we get for the year.