How to Make Venison Sausage: What You'll Need
Learn how to make venison sausage in this video from Stacy Harris. There are a few things you'll need ahead of time:
- Venison, of course.
- Half the amount of pancetta or prosciutto (a kind of Italian bacon found at grocery stores) as venison. You may also use other types of pork or beef.
- Empty sausage casings that have soaked in water for 90 minutes.
- A meat grinder with a sausage tube attachment.
How to Make Venison Sausage: Time to Grind
Feed the pancetta and venison into the meat grinder a little bit at a time. It helps to have cut the venison into strips.
How to Make Venison Sausage: Add Seasonings
Once the meat is ground, you're ready to add seasonings. You're free to use the seasonings of your choice, but Stacy Harris recommends the following, as explained in her book, Recipes & Tips for Sustainable Living.
- White wine
- Red pepper flakes
- Black pepper
Mix the seasonings into the meat with your hands.
How to Make Venison Sausage: Fill the Casings
With the meat seasoned, it's time to start filling the casings.
Attach the sausage tube to the meat grinder, then gently feed the mix into the casings.
Keep a tight fit to prevent any air from breaking the casings.
Twist off links as the casings fill. If you run out of casings, make sausage patties from the rest of the meat.
There you have it. Learning how to make venison sausage isn't difficult. It just takes time. But the results are delicious.