4 lbs. Game or other Meat1.5 lbs. pork fat 5 cloves garlic 1 cup fresh cranberries 1 14 oz can of whole cranberry sauce 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp ground ginger 2 ¼ Tbsp salt 1 tsp fresh thyme 1 tsp sage 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup powdered milk 1 tsp black pepper
Steps to Make Maple Cranberry Sausage
1.You can either start with store bought or processed ground meats, or by cutting your meats into small pieces and running them through your meat grinder to make your own ground meats. 2.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 or if it is perfect already.3.Once you are good with the flavor, you can begin stuffing the meat into the casings, or packaging for bulk sausage that you can make into breakfast sausage patties or hand rolled and shaped sausage links.4.For the breakfast sausage in bulk, I separate out the meat into portion sizes that will be enough for each breakfast for my family, and vacuum seal each 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. You can also choose to roll the meat into hand made links as well.5.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. 6.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.
Hunter's Reserve Wild Sausage and Cheese Assortment with Cutting
Board and Knife
The Hunter's Reserve Fully Loaded Wild Sausage and Cheese Assortment is the perfect gift set of meats and cheese for the game meat lover in your life. Perfrect for serving your friends and family at parties and get togethers. This set includes an assortment of tasty wild game sausages made from old European recipes and delightful cheeses that will leave your mouth watering for more. This game meat and cheese assortment includes 8 ounces of deer venison summer sausage, 8 ounces of bison Holsteiner summer sausage, 8 ounces of elk salami summer sausage, 4 ounces of smoked Swiss cheese, 4 ounces of jalapeno pepper cheese, 4 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese, water crackers, a wooden cutting board, and a stainless steel knife.
Pellet Grills & Smokers for Making Smoked Sausage
If you are looking into making your own smoked and grilled meats, it sure would be a great time to get yourself a special treat and get that new pellet grill that you have been dreaming about. Take a look at the best pellet grills as we list out the new features and capabilties of each model from each brand that we think you will like. Pellet grills are a smoker, grill, bbq, oven, and so much more. They give you the perfect amount of smoke, to add that delicious taste to your sausage, jerky, steaks, and more. Take a look at our pellet grill page for more information.
Cabela's Smokehouse Maple Breakfast Sausage Making Kits
Cabela’s has some great sausage making kits. Take a look at what they have to offer with over twenty different sytles and flavors. The kits like the two mentioned here, include everything for you to make 25 pounds of sausage at home. It includes all the pre measured cure and seasonings that you will need to produce perfect and delicious flavors every time - with no fillers. It also includes step by step instructions to walk you through the sausage making process from start to finish. Each kit includes enough seasonings, cure, and casings for 25 lbs. of meat and will make you an amazing sausage maker in no time at all. Also, take a look at our Flat Top Grill and Pellet Grill Pages, and our Amazing Cookware Page!About The Author Mike Mendenhall is the the founder of Mendenhall Outdoors. This website is an extension of the Mendenhall family’s lifestyle and passion for the great outdoors. Everything that they learn, and experience, along the way that they find may be valuable to our website visitors is on the site for you to enjoy. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive free products 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 does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase. The Best Maple Cranberry Sausage Recipe Awaits!