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BigBobBQ
11-25-2011, 12:03 AM
I have 4 venison shoulders that I want to grind into sausage and I have searched but have a question, I know the venison is very lean do I need to add some fat, maybe call the local butcher shop and see if they have some pork fat trimmings I can add to it as I grind, and if so do you have an idea of the percent I should use?

colonel00
11-25-2011, 01:55 AM
Head to Sam's or some place and pick up some pork butts. We use 10lbs of pork but per 20lbs of venison roughly. That will add a decent amount of fat for your sausage but be aware it isn't nearly as fatty as a regular sausage.

Will32Rod
11-25-2011, 07:23 AM
Colonel00 is spot on using butt. We use a mix of 60 venison/40 pork. Have tried 50/50 in the past and turned out good. Give different ratios a try and see what your tastes prefer.

BigBobBQ
11-25-2011, 11:56 AM
thanks for the responses that is what I will do and experiment a little with the ratios to see what everyone likes.

gharriger
11-26-2011, 07:39 AM
Just throw some bacon in...makes great burger!