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Make Your Own Wild Game Breakfast Sausage


The new wild food workspace, Feral, is a place where you can go process your game meat. You also get to work around people who really know wild game recipes. Here is their recipe for wild game breakfast sausage. 

Feral is a fully-equipped workspace where hunters in the Austin, Texas area can go process their game. Feral’s mission is to connect people with their food and have a space and a community for hunters. They provide workshops and educate people about game meat and teach people how to use virtually all of the animal.

Here is their recipe for wild game breakfast sausage:

The recipe works well with venison, feral hog, or a combination of the two. If your meat is lean, substitute some with pastured pork fatback.


4 lbs                       Fatty meat (20-25% fat)

4 tsp                      Salt

1 tsp                      Black Pepper

2 TBSP                   Rubbed Sage

2 TBSP                   Brown Sugar

2 tsp                      Marjoram

2 tsp                      Thyme

1 tsp                      Red Pepper Flakes

½ tsp                     Cayenne 

(you can make these sausages as spicy as you want so you can adjust the pepper amount)

Cut the meat into cubes. Combine with the spices and put in the freezer for 20 minutes, or until nearly frozen. Grind in your sausage grinder (or if you’re in the area, just head down to Feral to use their kitchen.) Freeze any sausage you won’t be eating right away and then you can have wild game breakfast sausage all week.

Slice into patties and cook in a cast iron skillet for about 10 minutes on each side, or until they’re cooked through.

Part of a complete breakfast.

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Make Your Own Wild Game Breakfast Sausage