venison breakfast sausage

Venison Breakfast Sausage

One my frequently cooked meals for breakfast during fall and winter season.  Also perfect for game day cookout!

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


(Makes 10 Pounds of Venison Sausage Links)

  • 6 Pounds Cubed Venison
  • 3 Pounds Cubed Pork Butt
  • 1 Pound Chopped Bacon
  • 1 Cup 100% Pure Maple Syrup (Forgot to buy syrup? Use 1/4 cup brown sugar instead.)
  • 1 Cup Ice Cold Water
  • 19-21 mm Sausage Casings Of Your Choice

Sausage Seasoning Mix

  • 3 Tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 3 Tbsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 Tbsp Ground Sage
  • 3 Tbsp Paprika
  • 2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper (Add more if you like a spicy kick!)
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 Tsp Ground Coriander


  1. Using the medium plate on your grinder, grind your pork, and deer meat.

  2. Add spices, ice water, and syrup into the meat blend.

  3. Thoroughly mix all ingredients to achieve the most consistent sausage flavor possible.

  4. Load the meat into the casings. Remember, you don’t want a tight fit here. Leave the casings a little loose to keep them from breaking.

  5. Keep in mind that the sausages will be easier to tie if the casings are kept between three and four feet.

  6. Try to keep your links the same length. Simply pinch the center of your links and roll each one in the opposite direction as the one before it.

  7. This is where you will see the casing begin to fit nice and snug around the ground meat.

  8. Repeat these steps until you reach the end of the casings. Then, use knots to tie up the ends.

  9. Cook venison sausages with olive oil on medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes until they are browned and cooked all the way through.

  10. Afterward, allow them to sit and cool for about five minutes. This resting period cools the meat and allows it to soak up more juices, resulting in a tastier more juicy bite.

  11. The maple flavor in these sausages makes them pair beautifully with breakfast favorites like grits, pancakes, oatmeal, and waffles.