Wild Game Sausage Wild Game Maple and Cranberry SausageMendenhall Outdoors Wild Game Maple and Cranberry SausageThis recipe is delicious with many different kinds of meats, including: •Beef•Deer Venison•Elk•Bison Buffalo•Lamb•PorkIngredients for Wild Game Maple and Cranberry Sausage4 lbs. Game or other Meat1.5 lbs. pork fat5 cloves garlic1 cup fresh cranberries1 14 oz can of whole cranberry sauce1/2 tsp nutmeg1 tsp ground ginger2 ¼ Tbsp salt1 tsp fresh thyme1 tsp sage1/4 cup maple syrup1/2 cup powdered milk1 tsp black pepper•You can either start with ground meats, or by cutting your meats into small pieces and running them through your meat grinder to make your own ground meats. •Add the seasonings to the mixed ground meat, and mix meat thoroughly. •Make a single small patty with your ground meat, and cook it in a frying pan, so you can taste the meat to see if you want to add additional seasonings to taste.•Once you are good with the flavor, you can begin stuffing the meat into casings, and packaging for bulk sausage that you can make into breakfast sausage patties.•For the breakfast sausage in bulk, I separate out some of the meat that will be enough for one breakfast for my family, and vacuum seal that package and label it with the date and what it is, and put it in the freezer. •For the sausage links, I stuff the meat into casings. Casings can be purchased at your butcher shop, outdoor retailer, or online. Most of the casings you will find are packed in salt and may need to be soaked and rinsed before you can use them. •I like to stuff small breakfast style link casings, and large casings to make bratwurst to have on the BBQ as a meal or to supplement anything else I cook on the BBQ.•Once you have filled your casings you will want to link them by pinching the sausage and then roll each link in the opposite direction as the last one. This will give you nice, tight links.•Next you can cut the links and set them somewhere nice and cold so that they can dry slightly and tighten up around the meat.•Lastly, you can put the links in a vacuum sealer bag and seal them. Then label them with the date and what they are, and put them in the freezer for future use.•If packaged correctly, they will last in the freezer for a year or more, and will be fresh and delicious for you when you are ready to cook them.SmokersSausage Making KitsMeat and Sausage CasingsJerky Snob - Beef Jerky Home DeliveryLOL Jerky - Beef Jerky Home DeliveryDisclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and this does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.