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Venison Italian Sausage

73saint

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made a 25 lb batch of fresh spicy venison Italian sausage over the last few days. This is a recipe I’ve used, and adjusted along the way. Main ingredients were 50/50 venison and pork, with brisket trim and bacon Ends from my home made bacon. I also used fresh garlic, Italian parsley, toasted fennel, anise, coriander & caraway. Also salt, pepper, accent, red wine, and plenty of red pepper flakes and cayenne.

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My meat mixture all ready to be ground. I ground it once with the medium plate, and then once again with all of the seasonings with the fine plate.

I didn’t take a lot of pics bc it’s so labor intensive, but I tried a new technique with my garlic. I normally roast it, but this time I baked it, completely covered in bacon grease, for 45 mins in a 350 degree oven. Then I drained the garlic, cooled and added that to the meat mixture. I tasted it alone and it was by far the best, most flavorful garlic I’ve ever tried. Here is a pic when I pulled it from the oven. The house smelled divine.

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I highly recommend trying this if you keep your bacon drippings. Also, now I have garlic infused bacon grease.

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I got 19 monster packs all well over 1lb each. Much happier with the links on this go around, a lot more uniformed.

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Had to grill a few odd ball pieces for the game.

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I’m really happy with how this batch came out. Full of flavor, and I finally have a sausage casing with snap. Made the switch to Walton’s casings and I’m glad I did. You get what you pay for.

Thanks for looking!
 

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danmcg

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Nice looking pile of links ya got there 73saint!!
 

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Whoa! That looks fantastic. This is a definite to do.
Great idea about the "Baked Bacon Grease Garlic". I am all over that!
Don
 

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made a 25 lb batch of fresh spicy venison Italian sausage over the last few days. This is a recipe I’ve used, and adjusted along the way. Main ingredients were 50/50 venison and pork, with brisket trim and bacon Ends from my home made bacon. I also used fresh garlic, Italian parsley, toasted fennel, anise, coriander & caraway. Also salt, pepper, accent, red wine, and plenty of red pepper flakes and cayenne.

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My meat mixture all ready to be ground. I ground it once with the medium plate, and then once again with all of the seasonings with the fine plate.

I didn’t take a lot of pics bc it’s so labor intensive, but I tried a new technique with my garlic. I normally roast it, but this time I baked it, completely covered in bacon grease, for 45 mins in a 350 degree oven. Then I drained the garlic, cooled and added that to the meat mixture. I tasted it alone and it was by far the best, most flavorful garlic I’ve ever tried. Here is a pic when I pulled it from the oven. The house smelled divine.

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I highly recommend trying this if you keep your bacon drippings. Also, now I have garlic infused bacon grease.

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I got 19 monster packs all well over 1lb each. Much happier with the links on this go around, a lot more uniformed.

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Had to grill a few odd ball pieces for the game.

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I’m really happy with how this batch came out. Full of flavor, and I finally have a sausage casing with snap. Made the switch to Walton’s casings and I’m glad I did. You get what you pay for.

Thanks for looking!
Great looking sausages. I love this time of hear with all the hunting and venison food being made!
Keep it up! :)
 

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Awesome deal some very nice looking sausage.

Warren
 

HalfSmoked

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Thanks for the like 73saint it is appreciated.

Warren
 

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