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How to Cook Venison Sausage Recipe

5 how to cook venison sausage recipe ideas are here. Also known as ground deer sausages, with onions and peppers they are a lean meat perfectly cooked in a slow cooker, air fryer sausage or in a skillet on the stove. Wild game meat cooke

Venison Sausage

Venison sausages are types of links with a casing made from the meat of a deer. It is very lean and has a distinctive flavor, which imparts a unique taste to any recipes you make with it. Carefully cooked to tender inside we have 3 ways of cooking them you’ll love. (affiliate links present)

How to Cook Venison Sausage

Air fryer sausage links is the fastest of them all, and it gets the outsides nice and crispy. If you love a snap, served on a hoagie roll with mustard or enjoyed as is with some rice and veggies, this is a great way to go. Just preheat, air fry and enjoy in just about 10 minutes start to finish!!

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Most of the time we want some veggies on the side. If you have a dual drawer version like you see here you can put the meat in one side and air fryer peppers in the other so they’re done at the same time. Mix and match the colors but typically I will buy green bell peppers and yellow.

How to Cook Venison Sausage

Deer Sausage Recipe

These were given to us by a friend who is an avid hunter. We did some favors for him and in return he brought them over one day, frozen to say thanks. We aren’t hunters ourselves so we don’t have the opportunity to enjoy these very often but when we do it is a real treat for sure. Homemade venison sausages come linked together in the casings and the meat is raw.

What is a safe internal temperature for venison sausage?

You will need to cook venison sausage links long enough where your meat thermometer reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit or 71 degrees Celsius inside the thickest part. Remove from the heat source to get the most accurate read. Juices should run clear as well so that is another sign that they are likely done.

The second way we like to cook these is as a Crockpot recipe. You can use any sort of sauce you like but typically I use either a jar of spaghetti sauce or have used a packaged stew sauce as well other times. Because these are so low in fat, low and slow is a nice way to cook them. Surrounded by sauce gives them more moisture as well which is another plus.

I based this one off of our slow cooker sausage and vegetables dish where in that one I used pork links or kielbasa. Made the same way it is a great one pot meal you can make that doesn’t cost a lot beyond the protein itself.

Deer Sausage Recipe

Venison Breakfast Sausage

Now this is different, but still delicious. Because it has a higher fat content it is more moist and cook time is a bit different, as well as what you make with it. You can certainly use it like ground beef, broken up and browned in a pan with or without scrambled eggs together. Made into venison breakfast sausage patties cooked in a pan like this is great too.

Meat ground like this are specifically seasoned for breakfast sausage recipes. They are often flavored with a blend of spices and herbs such as sage, thyme, rosemary, and sometimes a hint of sweetness from ingredients like maple syrup or brown sugar.

The texture is usually smoother because of the coarse grinding than regular links making them more suitable for patties, links, or crumbles in morning dishes. Delicious made this way or break up and use as a sausage stuffer in your bird. If you don’t use all of what you have, save the rest to cook later in a freezer bag. If frozen to begin with, defrost in refrigerator overnight to make any of these dishes.

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Venison Sausage

If you want to cook these items on the stove you would heat large skillet over medium heat. Slice summer sausage in half lengthwise (keeping sausage casing in tact or remove). Slice 1/2 onion and 1/2 bell pepper. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in skillet, set sliced sausage with flat side down in pan with onions and peppers. Or make into Venison Stroganoff.

Put lid on top. Cook until meat reaches 160 degrees F inside and veggies are tender. Another option if you want to bring a bit of sweetness to the dish is just heat the meat in one and make caramelized onions with brown sugar in another. Want a bit of heat too? Sprinkle some red pepper flakes in there too. 😉

Sausage in the oven you would preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Slice bell peppers and onion into strips. Place these into a bowl. Toss with 1/4 c. olive oil and sprinkle of salt and pepper. Cover baking sheet with foil. Pour veggies on top in a single layer. Lay links on top of them. Drizzle or spray just a touch of oil on meat. Cook for 25-30 minutes turning meat half way thru. Enjoy once middle of meat has reached 160 degrees

Last but certainly not least the 4th way is to cook smoked sausage which will give you yet another flavor profile to your ground venison entirely. The cooking process takes less than slow cooking but longer than the other methods.

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Venison Sausage Recipe

5 venison sausage recipe ideas are here. How to cook venison sausages in slow cooker, air fryer or in skillet on the stove perfectly.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword deer meat, sausage, venison
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 54kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

  • 1 air fryer or slow cooker, recipes listed below

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Air fryer venison sausage – You want to preheat machine to 360 degrees F for 5 minutes. Poke with a knife 4 small pokes on each side of each link. Lay inside basket without overlapping them. Air fry for 6 minutes flipping halfway thru or until the internal temperature reaches 160 F inside.
  • * If you want to air fry onions and bell peppers with it – Add into a bowl 1 onion and 2 bell peppers sliced + 1/4 tsp Old Bay + 1/4 tsp onion powder + 1/4 tsp garlic salt + 1 tbsp olive oil. Toss together so they are coated. Add into a preheat air fryer set to 380 degrees. Air fry for 10-12 minutes shaking contents every 5 minutes until they are as tender and crisped on the edges you'd like.
  • Slow cooker venison sausages – Sprinkle sliced onions and bell peppers on bottom with links on top. Poke links with a knife a few times on top. Pour jar of spaghetti sauce over the top (or if using Campbells beef stew sauce, also add 1/2 cup of beef broth over the top. Cook on low for 6 hours or until internal temp of meat is 160 degrees F.
  • Skillet vension sausages – Heat large skillet over medium heat. Slice sausage in half lengthwise. Slice 1/2 onion and 1/2 bell pepper. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in skillet, set sliced sausage with flat side down in pan with onions and peppers around it. Put lid on top. Cook until meat reaches 160 degrees F inside and veggies are tender.
  • Smoked venison sausage – Preheat your smoker to 350 degrees. Set raw links on grate for 15 minutes, lift lid and flip to other side. Test and remove once internal temp reaches 160 degrees F.
  • Venision sausage in the oven – Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Slice bell peppers and onion into strips. Place these into a bowl. Toss with 1/4 c. olive oil and sprinkle of salt and pepper. Cover baking sheet with foil. Pour veggies on top in a single layer. Lay links on top of them. Drizzle or spray just a touch of oil on meat. Cook for 25-30 minutes turning meat half way thru. Enjoy once middle of meat has reached 160 degrees

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Nutrition Facts
Venison Sausage Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 54 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 0.4g1%
Vitamin A 621IU12%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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