Homemade Venison Breakfast Sausage

Servings: 6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 6 minutes

This venison breakfast sausage recipe has the best flavor thanks to the use of fresh ingredients, striking a perfect balance between sweet, salty, and a hint of spiciness. You can use this recipe to make a small batch (1 pound) or a larger batch for the freezer. Use this sausage to make breakfast patties, biscuits and gravy, breakfast strata, and more!

Ingredients: –venison (or elk, moose, antelope, etc.) – maple syrup – bacon grease – fresh thyme – fresh sage – ground fennel – marjoram – salt – black pepper – paprika – red pepper flakes – ground cloves

Melt 2 tablespoons of bacon grease in a small bowl and let it cool to room temperature without becoming solid again. To a small bowl, add thyme, sage, fennel, marjoram, salt, black pepper, paprika, red pepper flakes, and cloves.

Stir to combine the spice blend.

Add ground venison to a large bowl. Drizzle maple syrup over the meat mixture.

Sprinkle spices over meat.

Gently mix together with your hands until the spice mixture is well-distributed in the meat.

Drizzle the melted bacon grease over the sausage mixture. Gently mix together until the grease is well-distributed in the sausage. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours, preferably overnight.

You can leave the sausage loose for biscuits and gravy, form into patties, or stuff into links.

Cook in a cast iron pan. Serve and enjoy!