Sausage and Jerky
Making homemade venison sausage is easy and fun, especially if you have good venison sausage recipes. You do have to add a lot of pork or beef fat so it’s not too dry, but that’s okay! The deer sausage is totally worth it.
Venison Sausage Recipes
This picture was taken while the family made 35 pounds of venison sausage for a big outdoor party. I will admit, that was a lot of sausage to make in one sitting and we took a break for a while after. But we still love our venison sausage recipes! My favorite are the breakfast sausages because you don’t even have to put them in casings. Just make small patties, freeze, and serve when you need them. It’s such a treat.
Venison Jerky Recipes
Deer jerky is a little easier to make than venison sausage because you don’t have to add the extra fat. I like using ground venison in my jerky, which makes it easier to chew. We don’t make jerky often, mostly because one batch lasts such a long time. I go ahead and store mine in the freezer, taking out only a little bit at a time. This is in part because the dog has many ways to find food that is sitting you. I don’t trust her not to get to it. And she loves her venison jerky treats!