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!
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.
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.