Maple-Glazed Venison Breakfast Sausage Bites

Servings: 6 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 19 minutes

Venison Breakfast Sausage is a staple in most hunters' freezers. But instead of making classic links or patties, let's make something a little more exciting! Glazed with real maple syrup, these little venison breakfast sausage bites are the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and a little bit spicy. They're a great addition to a brunch spread or as a fun weekend breakfast treat.

Ingredients: – Ground Venison (or elk, moose, antelope, etc.) – Maple Syrup – Pork Lard (only needed if your meat doesn't have fat ground in) – Fresh Thyme – Fresh Sage – Ground Fennel – Marjoram – Salt – Black Pepper – Paprika – Ground Cloves

Add ground venison to a medium bowl. Add in spices. Drizzle maple syrup and melted lard over meat.

Mix together with your hands until spice mixture is well-distributed in the meat. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours, preferably overnight.

Divide meat into 42 equal portions. Roll portions of meat between your hands to form balls. Place on parchment paper-lined sheet pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Place sasuage bites into medium bowl. Drizzle maple syrup over the sausage bites. Stir to coat.

Pour back onto parchment paper-lined sheet pan and spread apart. Bake for an additional 10-12 minutes, stirring every 3-4 minutes to prevent burning.

Serve on toothpicks or in a bowl. Drizzle with pan drippings. Enjoy!